New Names & New Songs Added to Saving Country Music’s Top 25 Current Spotify Playlist (#5)


Zephaniah Ohora is quickly revealing himself as one of the greatest country music discoveries in 2017, and so there’s no better place for him at the moment than leading a collection of the Top 25 Current Songs for Saving Country Music’s official Spotify playlist.

As we near the halfway mark for the year, it’s time to start assessing who is setting the pace in songwriting in country music, and one such name is Texas country songwriter John Baumann, whose song “Old Stone Church” was named with six other songs as Saving Country Music’s Best Songs of 2017 So Far. The song also makes the most recent update to the Spotify playlist, as does The Brother Brothers‘ “Cairo, IL,” which comes from their Tugboats EP featured in SCM’s Best Albums So Far list.

Another addition is Canadian honky tonker Kayla Luky‘s song “Bottom of a Bottle” off of her 2017 release, Back to Dirt. The playlist can be streamed below, and for those who don’t do the Spotify thing, feel free to check out a list of the Top 25 songs from the artists and albums that should be considered Saving Country Music’s top current recommendations.

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Saving Country Music’s Top 25 Current Playlist

  1. “Way Down in My Soul” – Zephaniah Ohora – This Highway
  2. “16-10” – Joseph Huber – The Suffering Stage
  3. “Bottom of a Bottle” – Kayla Luky – Back to Dirt
  4. “Say It To Me” – Sam Outlaw – Tenderheart
  5. “Cairo, IL” – Natalie Hemby – Puxico
  6. “Lint Head Gal” – Phoebe Hunt – Shanti’s Shadow
  7. “If We Were Vampires” – Jason Isbell – The Nashville Sound
  8. “Honky Tonks and Taverns” – Lillie Mae – Honky Tonk and Taverns
  9. “Slow Down Easy” – John Moreland – Big Bad Luv
  10. “Texas Jesus” – Robyn Ludwick – This Tall to Ride
  11. “Cairo, IL” – The Brother Brothers – Tugboats – EP
  12. “He Won’t Ever Be Gone” – Willie Nelson – God’s Problem Child
  13. “Air Mail Special” – Marty Stuart – Way Out West
  14. “Bottle By My Bed” – Sunny Sweeney – Trophy
  15. “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning” – Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1
  16. “Time To Give” – Sera Cahoone – From Where I Started
  17. “Giving Back The Best of Me” – Jaime Wyatt – Felony Blues
  18. “Old Stone Church” – John Baumann – Proving Grounds
  19. “Country Music Only” – Larry Peninsula – Country Music Only
  20. “Kate McCannon” – Colter Wall – Colter Wall
  21. “Barabbas” – Jason Eady – Jason Eady
  22. “Too Much Is Never Enough” – AJ Hobbs – Too Much Is Never Enough
  23. “Til the Goin’ Gets Gone” – Lindi Ortega – Til the Goin’ Gets Gone
  24. “Keep The Home Fires Burnin’” – Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – Sidelong
  25. “Tennessee River Runs Low” – The Secret Sisters – You Don’t Own Me Anymore