Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

I writing to you now in rose colored glasses. Sorry, just embracing my inner Barbie. The world has gone pink with Barbie everything. The Barbie movie is here, and it got me thinking. There are so many country stars who could pass for Barbie, in their own unique way. Yes, this is what the world needs, country music Barbies! These 7 singers could easily play Barbie.

Who do you think most embodies the Barbie image? Beautiful, strong, career minded women, and lovers are pink (and Ken) need only apply. I have come up with a list of some of country music’s hottest female artists. They fit the bill of what Barbie is really all about (all of the above). It didn’t take long to come up with 7, and frankly there could be many more. But I have to reapply my pink lipstick and get ready for a fun night out with my Ken to see the Barbie Movie!

According to those in the know (Barbie Fandom), “Barbie is a fashion icon and has had over 135 careers, and counting. Despite being a celebrity in Malibu, she is friendly, humble and good-natured. Barbie is shown to like the color pink a lot and she is mostly shown wearing pink.” 135 careers! Wow, she has been busy, just like the career women in this article. These country stars work hard, play hard and look great in pink! They have had high profile relationships and know the perks and drawbacks of being a celebrity. Take a look at these country music Barbies! These 7 singers could easily play Barbie, the iconic doll.

  • 1. Kelsea Ballerini

    Kelsea Ballerini, seemed to me, the most obvious choice. She’s a strong, expressive, career woman who is often seen wearing pink and occasionally plays a pink guitar.  She’s got those signature Barbie long legs and long blonde hair. She even has her own Ken! I mean,  her boyfriend, actor Chase Stokes could easily pass for Ken. Seriously.

    In Kelsea’s latest music video she is a dead ringer for old-school Barbie!

  • 2. Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood seems born to play this role. The high school cheerleader, athlete (basketball and softball), and honor society member went to college to study journalism. There, she was a member of a sorority. But wait there’s more Barbie-like achievements! A couple of years before she won American Idol in 2005, Carrie competed in the Miss Northeastern State University beauty pageant, where she was named 1st runner-up! Barbie would be proud. All of that before she became a queen of country and successful businesswoman. In 2016 Underwood won the red carpet at the CMA Awards in this stunning pale pink gown. #barbiecore

    Country Music Barbies- Carrie Underwood

    (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)


  • 3. Lainey Wilson

    What the world needs is Bell Bottom Barbie! If the Mattel company was smart they would get right on this and enlist Lainey Wilson! She should have her own Barbie. She is sassy, sweet, super talented and as Southern as they come. Imagine all the swag that would come with Bell Bottom Barbie to portray Lainey. The hat, the bell bottoms, maybe some sunglasses, a truck, and some watermelon moonshine! And look at Lainey here, in Barbie-esque glory shining bright in pink bellbottoms with fringe!


  • 4. Megan Maroney

    Hot newcomer Megan Maroney of “Tennessee Orange” sure looks good in Barbie pink! The Georgia girl could easily pass for Malibu Barbie, as she is often glistening with a golden tan. Megan studied accounting at the University of Georgia, where she won  the Miss Sorority Row pageant. Her talent was singing and she performed a cover of “Strawberry Wine,” by Deana Carter. Later, hat same day she performed at a campus event, where Chase Rice was in the audience. Maroney said, ” Chase invited me to open for him at the Georgia Theatre but told me I needed to have an original song,” she says. I’d never written before but I finished a song in time for the show, which ended up being sold out.  Beauty, talent, brains and moxie, this girl has it all, including a pink guitar.

  • 5. Kacey Musgraves

    Ms. Musgraves has been embracing Barbiecore long before it was called Barbiecore. She’s often opted for pink in her self-decor, waaay before pink was a thing. Always the trendsetter, Kacey even dressed as Barbie in 2019 for the Met Gala! Own it, girl! The “Merry Go Round” singer is always ahead of the curve, and that is SO Barbie.

  • 6. Mickey Guyton

    If there was a brave Barbie, it would be Mickey Guyton. Beautiful and brave, tenacious and talented. Mickey has faced racism  her whole life. Despite all the challenges she’s been through, she has survived by staying true to herself. Her love of country music came after watching Leann Rimes perform the National Anthem. The Texas native was greatly inspired by Rimes, and some of the other big female voices in country music. But she has always embraced all kinds of music. Mickey is now an inspiration to many young girls. And in a full circle moment, in 2022, Mickey was invited to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. A very big moment for anyone, but especially Mickey. It was one of the all time best Super Bowl anthems. Just perfection.  Bravo for brave Barbie, Mickey Guyton.

  • 7. McKenzie Porter

    Canadian Barbie! McKenzie Porter has had a successful career as an actress in her home country of Canada. She’s done numerous movies and TV series since about 2007 and even won a Best Actress Award in Alberta for her role in the 2008 television film The Other Woman. (Wikipedia). She always had a love of music and began playing piano and violin at age 4. Her biggest hit to date is her duet with Dustin Lynch, the #1 smash “Thinking Bout You.”  She wears pink well, too, eh? 


    Released in 2020, her most successful song is Thinkin ‘Bout You with popular country singer Dustin Lynch. It has 122 million streams on Spotify and 10 million views on YouTube.

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