Newest Additions to Saving Country Music’s Top 25 Current Playlist (#44)

A few choice cuts have just been added to the Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist meant to keep you up-to-date with latest songs and albums that should be on your listening radar. Leading the pack is the unexpected, yet very welcome return of Sturgill Simpson to the traditional country realm with his song “The Dead Don’t Die” taken from the recently released Jim Jarmusch zombie movie of the same name. It finds Sturgill in top form, and it leads the latest edition of the playlist.

Many are raving about Aaron Watson‘s new album Red Bandana, which offers plenty of worthy candidates for the playlist. “Am I Amarillo” could have been added here, or the recitation called “Ghost of Guy Clark.” But ultimately the sweet country sounds of “Country Radio” was selected from the bunch to show you why you should be paying attention to this important project.

Bloodshot Records artist Jason Hawk Harris will be releasing a much-anticipated record called Love & The Dark on August 23rd, and the lead single from the album “Cussing At The Light” makes the list. And speaking of much-anticipated albums, we finally have the details of the new album coming from Gethen Jenkins called Western Gold. It will be out July 26th, and a new song just released called “Basket Case” makes the list as well.

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

  • “The Dead Don’t Die” – Sturgill Simpson – Movie Soundtrack
  • “Rodeo” – Charlie Marie – Self-Titled EP
  • “Cussin At The Light” – Jason Hawk Harris – Love & The Dark (8-23)
  • “Letter to Madeline” – Ian Noe – Between The Country
  • “Country Radio” – Aaron Watson – Red Bandana
  • “Green Grass and Wine” – Damn Tall Buildings – Don’t Look Down
  • “You Look Good in Neon” – Mike & The Moonpies – (single)
  • “Kentucky’s Never Been This Far From Tennessee” – Steel Blossoms – Self-Titled
  • “House Fire” – Tyler Childers – Country Squire (8-2)
  • “Good Old Fashioned Pain” – Taylor Alexander – Good Old Fashioned Pain
  • “Wait On The Wine” – Caroline Spence – Mint Condition
  • “Black Helicopter” – Ben Jarrell – Troubled Times
  • “No U in Oklahoma” – Reba McEntire – Stronger Than The Truth
  • “One In a Row” – Randy Travis – (newly released archive single)
  • “White River” – Kaitlin Butts – (single)
  • “Dancing Alone” – Crawford & Power – (single)
  • “The Wheels Of Laredo”  – Tanya Tucker – While I’m Livin’ (8-23)
  • “Basket Case” – Gethen Jenkins – Western Gold (7-26)
  • “Sit Here & Cry” – Kathryn Legendre – Making It Up EP
  • “Heartache Medication” – Jon Pardi – Heartache Medication (9-27)
  • “The Dress” – Emily Scott Robinson – Traveling Mercies
  • “My First Broken Heart” – Country Side of Harmonica Sam – (single)
  • “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” – Ashley McBryde – Girl Going Nowhere
  • “Eveline” – Gabe Lee – Farmland
  • “Die From a Broken Heart” – Maddie & Tae – (single)
  • “Wine in a Coffee Cup” – Randy Rogers Band – Hellbent


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