Newest Additions to Saving Country Music’s Top 25 Current Playlist (#22)

There are big changes in the latest update to Saving Country Music’s Top 25 playlist. They start with four new songs added from four stellar new releases. American Aquarium‘s Things Change may give birth to multiple songs that will go on to be considered “Song of the Year” candidates, and one of them is the splendid “One Day At At Time.” The Church Sisters are going criminally under-the-radar with their release A Night At The Opry, and their new song “Starting Over Again” makes the new list. So does “Manitoba Sunrise at Motel 6” by Tami Neilson off her just-released record SASSAFRASS!

Speaking of under-the-radar records, Tim Culpepper has one in the traditional country-styled DUI (Drinkin’ Under the Influences), and the opening track from the record “Drove Her Away” makes the new list. Another country heartbreaker in “Tonight I’ll Scrape a Heart Off The Barroom Floor” from an upcoming album by Michelle Hannah and One Blue Light has also been added.

Also “Best Seat In The House” by Blackberry Smoke, and Brent Cobb‘s “.30-06” freshen their previously-included songs on the playlist. It’s also worth noting that two songs that have appeared on the playlist for the longest have been replaced. Both Ashley McBryde’s “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” and Jon Pardi’s “She Ain’t in It” both stalled out outside the Top 20 at mainstream country radio, and are officially “done” as they say in the business. It was an admirable run for both, but you would like to see more support for better country songs in the mainstream.

The Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist primarily lives on Spotify, but is also available for those who use Google Play and Apple Music thanks to Country Exclusive. For those who don’t stream, you can still find the song recommendations in list form below.

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Saving Country Music’s Top 25 Current Playlist:


  • “Cadillac Man” – Wes Youssi and the County Champs – Down Low
  • “Drove Her Away” – Tim Culpepper – DUI (Drinkin’ Under The Influence)
  • “Over You” – Sarah Shook and the Disarmers – Years
  • “Best Seat in the House” – Blackberry Smoke – Find A Light
  • “Then Here Came Monday” – Dwight Yoakam – (single)
  • “My Way” – Ervin Stellar – The Moment
  • “Earthly Justice” – Western Centuries – Songs From The Deluge
  • “One Day At A Time” – American Aquarium – Things Change
  • “I’m Not Alright” – Shotgun Rider – Palo Duro
  • “I Don’t Deserve You (w/ Sunny Sweeney) – Jason Boland & The Stragglers – Hard Times Are Relative
  • “Starting Over Again” – The Church Sisters – A Night At The Opry
  • “Elzick’s Farewell” – Old Crow Medicine Show – Volunteer
  • “Wild Reckless and Crazy” – Darci Carlson – Darci Carlson
  • “Takin’ Me a Heartbreak” – Randall King – Randall King
  • “People Get Old” – Lori McKenna – The Tree
  • “It’s Simple” – Dillon Carmichael – (single)
  • “Once A Week Cheaters” – Kayla Ray, Colton Hawkins – Yesterday and Me
  • “.30-06” – Brent Cobb – Providence Canyon
  • “Don’t Come to Nashville” – Dakota Jay – (single)
  • “Manitoba Sunrise at Motel 6” – Tami Neilson – SASSAFRASS!
  • “Wrong End of the Rainbow” – Chris Hennssee, Jamey Johnson – (single)
  • “Nashville Tennessee at 3am” – Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners – That’s All There Is
  • “Red Side of the Moon” – Trixie Mattel – One Stone
  • “Tonight I’ll Scrape a Heart Off the Barroom Floor” – Michelle Hannan & One Blue Night – (single)
  • “Hangover From Your Kisses” – Country Heroes