The Texas greats: Influential women musicians
Aug. 7, 2013 at 3:07 a.m.
Beyonce was ranked as the second-most powerful musician in the world - listed after only Lady Gaga, according to Forbes, which announced its list of the world's most powerful celebrities this summer.
All the way back to "Survivor" from the Destiny's Child era to her Mrs. Carter Show Tour that's on the road right now, Beyonce has built her career on taking power - not just for herself but for every woman.
Not surprisingly, Texas has a history of powerful female musicians. Here's 11 more of our favorites.
Born: Jan. 19, 1943, in Port Arthur
Style: Psychedelic-acid rock, blues rock, jazz blues
Early influences: Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and Lead Belly
Accolades: Grammy Award Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Sang: "And, and each time I tell myself that I, well I think I've had enough / But I'm gonna, gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough"
Born: Feb. 26, 1971, in Dallas
Style: Traditional soul vocals, staccato hip-hop rhythms and laid-back jazzy grooves
Early influences: Joni Mitchell, Parliament-Funkadelic, Pink Floyd, Phoebe Snow, Chaka Khan
Accolades: American Music Awards winner, two-time BET Award winner, four-time Grammy Award winner, MTV Video Music Award winner, two-time NAACP Image Award winner, three-time Soul Train Music Award winner, three-time Soul Train Lady of Soul Award winner
Sang: "Guess I was born to make mistakes / But I ain't scared to take the weight / So when I stumble off the path / I know my heart will guide me back"
Born: March 30, 1979, moved to Grapevine in 1986
Style: Jazz, roots rock
Accolades: Four-time World Music Award winner, nine-time Grammy Award winner, Brit Award Winner
Sang: "I'll pretend my heart's not on fire / If you steal my true love's name / Broke down subway in this city of spires / Tape your picture over his in the frame"
Born: Oct. 14, 1974, in Lubbock
Style: Rock, country, alternative country, bluegrass, country rock, folk
Accolades: 13-time Grammy Award winner
Sang: "Today was hard / But tomorrow's new / And if you're there for me / I'll be there for you / Yes I will see us through"
Born: April 16, 1971, in Lake Jackson
Style: Mexican cumbia, Latin pop, Tejano
Accolades: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Award winner, five-time BMI Award winner, 11-time Billboard Latin Music Award winner, Grammy Award winner, 10-time Lo Nuestro Award winner, 36-time Tejano Music Award winner
Sang: "Yo se que tienes un nuevo amor / Sin embargo, te deseo lo mejor / Si en mi, no encontraste felicidad / Tal vez alguien mas / te la dara"
Born: Oct. 10, 1958, in Seminole
Early influences: Ernest Tubb and Mel Tillis
Accolades: Two-time Country Music Association Award winner, two-time Academy of Country Music Award winner, Music City News Country Award winner
Sang: "They've heard it's all uphill / But all they know is how they feel / The world says they'll never make it / And love says they will"
Born: April 24, 1982, in Fort Worth
Style: pop, pop rock
Accolades: Four-time American Music Award winner, 13-time Billboard Music Award winner, three-time Grammy Award winner, three-time MTV Video Music Award winner, two-time MuchMusic Award winner, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award winner, People's Choice Award winner, Radio Music Award winner, six-time Teen Choice Award winner, three-time TMF Award winner
Sang: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger / Stand a little taller / Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone / What doesn't kill you makes a fighter / Footsteps even lighter / Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone"
Born: Nov. 10, 1983, in Longview
Early influence: Garth Brooks
Accolades: Two-time Music Row Award Winner, 15-time Academy of Country Music Award Winner, five-time CMT Music Award winner, seven-time Country Music Association Award winner,Grammy Award Winner, CMT Teddy Award winner, two-time American Country Award Winner
Sang: "Slapped my face and he shook me like a rag doll / Don't that sound like a real man / I'm gonna show him what a little girl's made of / Gunpowder and lead"
Born: March 20, 1949, in Orange
Style: Swamp blues, Texas blues, New Orleans R&B
Early influences: Irma Thomas, Fats Domino and James Booker
Accolades: Five-time Grammy Award nominee, nine-time Blues Music Award winner, Austin Music Hall of Fame
Sang: "When I woke up this morning / I saw the sun was shining in my door / I opened up my eyes and saw / I did not have to worry anymore / I'm going to let a little secret slip / It's not the destination, it's the trip / It's the moss you gather while you roll / Don't you know, that's how it goes"
Born: Aug. 28, 1982, moved to Garland in 1988
Style: Soprano voice, country and pop
Early influences: Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, Wynonna Judd and Barbra Streisand
Accolades: Two-time Grammy winner, two-time Academy of Country Music Award winner, American Music Award winner, CMT Music Award winner
Sang: "You can try to resist / Try to hide from my kiss / But you know but you know / That you can't fight the moonlight"
Born: July 19, 1941, in El Paso
Style: Jazz, pop, country and Latin pop
Accolades: Three-time Grammy Award winner
Sang: "When you're looking for roses / There are thorns you will meet / And remember, my child / Without any thorns / The rose can't be sweet"