Newest Additions to Saving Country Music’s Top 25 Current Playlist (#24)

Freshly provisioned for your summer road trip, the Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist has been reinforced with some doozies of modern country greatness. Leading the charge is the staunchly traditional singer and songwriter Shane Owens, with the lead track off of his recently-released EP It’s a Southern Thing. Called “Love to Try Them On,” the song is not as braggadocios as it may seem at first, it’s the perfect update to George Jones’s “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?”

Next on the list comes Cliff Westfall from Kentucky via Brooklyn, whose brand new album Baby You Win is setting hair on fire. It’s hard to go through and select just one track from the record, but the twangy jam at the end of “Off The Wagon” is just too damn good not to include.

Where would country music be without its roots? And two artists that help embody the roots as much as any are Canadian folk country artist Colter Wall, and baptist preacher Frank Newsome. Frank’s new album Gone Away With A Friend is like an entire album of Ralph Stanley’s ‘O’Death,” only better if you can believe it, and his song “When I Heard” makes the latest playlist update. Colter Wall is prepping a new record for perhaps this fall, and to coincide with the actual event in Alberta, he’s released the song “Calgary Round-Up” originally performed by Wilf Carter.

The Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist primarily lives on Spotify, but is also available for those who use Google Playand on 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:


  • “Come Around” – El Coyote – El Coyote
  • “Over You” – Sarah Shook and the Disarmers – Years
  • “Love To Try Them On” – Shane Owens – It’s a Southern Thing
  • “Off The Wagon” – Cliff Westfall – Baby You Win
  • “Cadillac Man” – Wes Youssi and the County Champs – Down Low
  • “Best Seat in the House” – Blackberry Smoke – Find A Light
  • “My Way” – Ervin Stellar – The Moment
  • “One Day At A Time” – American Aquarium – Things Change
  • “Must Be The Whiskey” – Cody Jinks – Lifers
  • “I’m Not Alright” – Shotgun Rider – Palo Duro
  • “I Don’t Deserve You (w/ Sunny Sweeney) – Jason Boland & The Stragglers – Hard Times Are Relative
  • “Wild Reckless and Crazy” – Darci Carlson – Darci Carlson
  • “Calgary Round-Up” – Colter Wall – (single)
  • “Drove Her Away” – Tim Culpepper – DUI (Drinkin’ Under The Influence)
  • “Starting Over Again” – The Church Sisters – A Night At The Opry
  • “From Here” – Rhyan Sinclair – Barnstormer
  • “Takin’ Me a Heartbreak” – Randall King – Randall King
  • “People Get Old” – Lori McKenna – The Tree
  • “The Dreamer” – Jay Bragg – Honky Tonk Dream
  • “When I Heard” – Frank Newsome – Gone Away with a Friend
  • “.30-06” – Brent Cobb – Providence Canyon
  • “Once A Week Cheaters” – Kayla Ray, Colton Hawkins – Yesterday and Me
  • “Then Here Came Monday” – Dwight Yoakam – (single)
  • “Don’t Come to Nashville” – Dakota Jay – (single)
  • “Manitoba Sunrise at Motel 6” – Tami Neilson – SASSAFRASS!
  • “Tonight I’ll Scrape a Heart Off the Barroom Floor” – Michelle Hannan & One Blue Night – (single)