Buckeye Country Superfest debuted in 2015 with a male-dominated lineup - a testosterone-trumpeting trend that carried over into the bookings for this year's event, which takes place on June 18 and 19 at Ohio Stadium and features headliners Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line. While Cassadee Pope stepped in as last year's female representative, this year's role is being filled by Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum. It's a shame, too, since female artists are behind some of the best, most vital country songs being recorded today - a fact hammered home by this week's visit from Texas-born Kacey Musgraves (see our Staff Pick). Here are eight female artists we would have loved to have seen on the bill.

Buckeye Country Superfest debuted in 2015 with a male-dominated lineup - a testosterone-trumpeting trend that carried over into the bookings for this year's event, which takes place on June 18 and 19 at Ohio Stadium and features headliners Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line. While Cassadee Pope stepped in as last year's female representative, this year's role is being filled by Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum. It's a shame, too, since female artists are behind some of the best, most vital country songs being recorded today - a fact hammered home by this week's visit from Texas-born Kacey Musgraves (see our Staff Pick). Here are eight female artists we would have loved to have seen on the bill.

The Dixie Chicks

Though the trio hasn't released an album since the Grammy winning Taking the Long Way surfaced in 2006, it recently reunited for a lengthy summer tour that kicks off June 1 in nearby Cincinnati. Besides, in an election year Natalie Maines' stage banter could be even more essential.

Miranda Lambert

The Platinum songbird certainly knows her way around a punchline ("What doesn't kill you only makes you blonder," she advised on the 2014 album's title cut), but she's at her best on more fragile numbers like "Bathroom Sink."

Ashley Monroe

The songwriting on The Blade is as sharp and tough as its title suggests. (Alternately, we'd love to see Lambert and Monroe reunite with Angaleena Presley to bring Pistol Annies to the stage.)

Loretta Lynn

Even at 83, the country legend could shred anyone booked for Buckeye Country with her wit, smarts and sass. Besides, the booking could help introduce a new generation of fans to one of the genre's pioneers, much like soul legend Mavis Staples at Lollapalooza in 2010.

Carrie Underwood

The "American Idol" alum has graduated to country royalty by mixing surprising toughs with a powerhouse voice built for epic ballads.

Kacey Musgraves

Musgraves' songs are smart and sweet, peppered with good-natured advice that comes on like it could be embroidered onto fabric and hung in a kitschy diner. Witness: "Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy."

Kelsea Ballerini

The Taylor Swift-approved singer is also a gifted songwriter, addressing everything from her parents' divorce ("Secondhand Smoke") to the fragilities that sometimes exist beneath tough outer shells ("Stilettos").

Mickey Guyton

The Nashville musician has a strong voice and a delicate touch, best exhibited on "Better Than You Left Me," a song about gaining some distance from one's past and seeking out brighter future days.