Girls with Guitars

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"Girls with Guitars"
Single by Wynonna Judd
from the album Tell Me Why
B-side "I Just Drove By"[1]
Released June 4. 1994
Format CD single, 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:15
Label MCA/Curb
Writer(s) Mary Chapin Carpenter
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Wynonna Judd singles chronology
"Rock Bottom"
"Girl with Guitars"
"To Be Loved by You"

"Girls with Guitars" is a song written by Mary Chapin Carpenter, and recorded by American country music artist Wynonna Judd. It was released in June 1994 as the fifth single from the album Tell Me Why. The song reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Judd's mother, Naomi Judd, and Lyle Lovett sing background vocals on the song.[2]


The song is about a woman who pursues her desire to become a rock musician (particularly as a guitarist), despite her parents assuming more practical roles for her.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 9
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 10


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 480. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Tell Me Why (CD booklet). Wynonna Judd. MCA Records. 1993. 10822. 
  3. ^ Feiler, Bruce (April 6, 1999). Dreaming Out Loud. Harper Collins. p. 209. 
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2569." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 22, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Wynonna – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Wynonna.