Thanks for overlooking Mary Gauthier. :( She is openly gay and has been cutting GREAT country albums since the nineties. Or how about the Indigo Girls? There is REAL country music out there, and there are the Nashville types which I consider Cheyl to be who most REAL country music lovers think of as being as plastic as the old "boy" bands. IMO Cheyl seems to be milking her personal life to increase her fan base.