The Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist is built to keep you informed on all the best songs and albums coming out right here, right now in country and roots music. It’s available on most all streaming formats (see below), or you can just use the song, artist, and album recommendations to find something new to listen to. New songs just added.
Ross Cooper – “Everybody Wants To Be A Cowboy” – Ross Cooper gets you super excited for his upcoming new album Lightning Heart out September 29th by calling out all of the “all hat, no cattle” cowboys in Nashville, and doing so in an authentic country style.
Wyatt Flores – “Holes” – Though he’s only released a succession of singles so far, young Wyatt Flores from Oklahoma is exploding in popularity due to the quality of his songcraft, exhibited in his latest song “Holes.” There is a viral nature to his music similar to what we saw from Zach Bryan, and he’s already secured a major label deal in partnership with his own label. Flores is the future of Red Dirt.
Dale Watson – “Whatever Happened To The Cadillac” – Dale Watson has been showcasing this fetching song of truisms live for a while now, and finally offers a recorded version to the world on his bluesy and stripped-down new album Starvation Box.
Chris Stapleton – “White Horse” – It’s pretty rare that an artist at the level of Chris Stapleton would make the playlist. But “White Horse” feels like a rare track from Stapleton, with a renewed enthusiasm and a Southern rock attitude, getting you super excited for his new album Higher to be released on November 10th.
Courtney Patton, Jamie Lin Wilson – “Hard Time Lately” – These two best friend songwriters from Texas and semi-occasional touring buddies pair up for a couple of new surprise singles. “Hard Time Lately” released in mid July was quickly counterbalanced by another new surprise song from the duo called “Cheer Up.”
Gabe Lee – “The Wild” – Gabe Lee has turned in a contender for Saving Country Music’s Album of the Year with his latest release Drink The River, and that’s illustrated by how he lands the rare two songs on the playlist simultaneously. “The Wild” leads off the new album, and not only shows off Lee’s excellent ear for a melody, but his ability to sing a lyric with such incredible soul.
Sturgill Simpson (Brother Marshall and the Choir of Fire) – “All The Gold in California” – Taken from the television show The Righteous Gemstones where Sturgill Simpson portrays a militia leader, this cover of the old Larry Gatlin song shows off how Sturgill can sing the hell out of a country song when he wants to. NOTE: You won’t find this on DSPs under Sturgill’s name. It’s under “Brother Marshall.”
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The Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist primarily lives on Spotify, but is also available for those who use Amazon Music, YouTube, Apple Music, and Tidal. 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:
- “Everybody Wants To Be A Cowboy” – Ross Cooper – Lightning Heart (9-29)
- “The Wild” – Gabe Lee – Drink The River
- “I Ain’t Through Honky Tonkin’ Yet” – Brennen Leigh – Ain’t Through Honky Tonkin’ Yet
- “Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold)” – Vince Gill, Paul Franklin – Sweet Memories: The Music of Ray Price (8-4)
- “Clean up Your Act If You Want to Talk Dirty to Me” – Summer Dean – The Biggest Life
- “Get On Board” – Mickey Lamantia – The Cannon File (TBD)
- “Whatever Happened To The Cadillac” – Dale Watson – Starvation Box
- “White Horse” – Chris Stapleton – Higher (11-10)
- “Holes” – Wyatt Flores – (single)
- “Mean Old Sun” – Turnpike Troubadours – A Cat in the Rain (8-25)
- “Hey Fool” – Ray Scott – (single)
- “Close The Bets” – Kyle Nix and the 38s – After The Flood (7-28)
- “King of Oklahoma” – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Weathervanes
- “Where Daniel Stood” – Miles Miller – Solid Gold
- “Shooting Hand” – Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen – Hold My Beer Vol. 3
- “The Palace” – The Watson Twins – Holler
- “Corralling the Blues” – Colter Wall – Little Songs
- “The Town In Your Heart” – Lori McKenna – 1988
- “Smokin’ Belladonna and Drinkin’ Gasoline” – Dallas Moore – No God in Juarez
- “A Friend Of Mine” – Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives – Altitude
- “Wrong Side of Town” – Joe Stamm Band – Fort Smith EP (7-14)
- “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” – Christian Parker with Earl Poole Ball – Sweethearts (8-18)
- “Amarillo and Little Rock” – Caitlin Cannon – (single)
- “Hard Time Lately” – Courtney Patton, Jamie Lin Wilson – (single)
- “Merigold” – Gabe Lee – Drink The River
- “All The Gold In California – Brother Marshall and The Choir Fire (Sturgill Simpson) – (single)