Newest Additions to Saving Country Music’s Top 25 Current Playlist (#38)

An older name, a younger name, and a name you need to know make the latest additions to the Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist. Let’s start off with venerable songwriter Tom Russell, who surprised us all with the release of his latest record October in the Railroad Earth, and just how full of quality songs it is to add to his incredible catalog. Which one to choose to include here is a struggle, but “Highway 46” was settled upon, which is a country music tribute song done right.

Emily Scott Robinson is a name we’re talking about now, and a name we’ll probably be talking about in December when we mull over the best efforts of the entire year. Her new album Traveling Mercies will likely be in the mix, and so will her song “The Dress,” which slides into the playlist as a timely and telling story.

And a name you definitely need to be on the lookout for is Kentucky songwriter Ian Noe. If you’ve been paying attention at all to country music in the last few years, you know whenever the two words “Kentucky songwriter” appear together, you better be paying attention. Ian Noe’s “Irene (Ravin’ Bomb)” makes the playlist as well, and will appear on his debut LP Between The Country when its released on May 31st.

And rounding out the newest additions, The Steel Woods‘ place in the playlist has been freshened with “Anna Lee,” which is arguably the most country track on their Southern Rock opus released earlier this year, Old News.

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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 music, you can still find the song recommendations in list form below.

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Please Note: The songs on this playlist are curated for listening pleasure and flow. Otherwise, they are not in any specific order.

Saving Country Music’s Top 25 Current Playlist:

  • “Starlight” – Logan Ledger – Starlight/Imagining Raindrops Split
  • “Restless Ways” – Gethen Jenkins – (single)
  • “Highway 46” – Tom Russell – October in the Railroad Earth
  • “Take The Journey” – Molly Tuttle – When You’re Ready (out 4-5)
  • “Irene (Ravin’ Bomb)” – Ian Noe – Between The Country (out 5-31)
  • “Less Is More” – Reverie Lane – (single)
  • “If I Could” – The Shootouts – Quick Draw (5-10)
  • “Rainbow” – Kacey Musgraves –  Golden Hour
  • “Loves Little Lies” – Weldon Henson – Texas Made Honky Tonk
  • “Dear Country Music” – Lars Pluto and the Reavers – (single)
  • “Tammy Wynette Kind of Pain” – Reba – Stronger Than The Truth (4-7)
  • “Mountain Girl” – Sane Smith & the Saints – (single)
  • “Coal Country” – Charles Wesley Godwin – Seneca
  • “Mint Condition” – Caroline Spence – Long Haul/Mint Condition
  • “Where I Parked My Mind” – Tim Bluhm – Sorta Surviving (out 3-29)
  • “Bad Habit” – The Golden Roses – Terlingua Graveyard
  • “If I May Be So Bold” – Hayes Carll – What It Is
  • “The Dress” – Emily Scott Robinson – Traveling Mercies
  • “Just Between You And Me”  – Jake Blocker – (single)
  • “Anna Lee” – The Steel Woods – Old News
  • “Trouble” – Joshua Ray Walker – Wish You Were Here
  • “Old Blood” – Nathan Seeckts – The Heart of the City (3-29)
  • “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar” – George Strait – Honky Tonk Time Machine
  • “Die From A Broken Heart” – Maddie & Tae – (single)
  • “Evangeline” – Randy Houser – Magnolia