The hits keep coming, and the Top 25 Playlist continues to be overloaded with songs that feel essential for the public to be heard. This latest update includes numerous songs that might go down as the best all year.
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.
Joe Stamm Band – “Dollar General Sign” – Joe Stamm’s writing on his new album Wild Man reaches its peak use of perspective with the pretty stunning and entertaining “Dollar General Sign,” encapsulating small town American life in the way so many singer and songwriters try to do, but often fail at from falling for tropes instead of the true orientation of things.
Brent Cobb – “When Country Came To Town” – From his upcoming album Southern Star out September 22nd, this song perfectly encapsulates what we’ve experienced in independent country over the last 18 years. As opposed to criticizing where country music has been in the near past, Brent Cobb uses the names of artists who’ve risen from obscurity over the last few years to illuminate just how far we’ve come. (read more)
Jenny Tolman – “Right Back” – We’re not making near enough of a fuss about Jenny Tolman, her excellent songs, and her cool, young, and fresh take on traditional country. All of this is accounted for in “Right Back” which takes a fun twist on a classic breakup theme.
John R. Miller – “Conspiracies, Cults & UFOs” – This hot lick country music scorcher will get your limbs to twitching and scoot you down the highway like only the perfect road song can. No tinfoil hat required. From Miller’s new album Heat Comes Down out October 6th.
Whey Jennings – “Daredevil” – This grandson of Waylon Jennings has been around for a good while helping to keep the family name alive. But as those who follow the Jennings clan closely will attest, Whey has really come into his own in the last few years. “Daredevil” shows a depth and maturity of songwriting, and his voice has the perfect amount of weathering to drive it home. From his upcoming EP Just Before The Dawn out 9-22.
Posey Hill – “Keeping Tyler” – From Arkansas, sisters Kristian Miller, Erin Wisniewski and Megan Burnett put their heart and soul into their new album No Clear Place To Fall, and are drawing national attention through this song about leaving a no good man with nothing but the collection of Tyler Childers records.
Jason Eady – “Way Down In Mississippi” – Jason Eady may be synonymous with Texas and songwriting, but on his new album Mississippi he traces his roots back to his upbringing in the Magnolia State, and gets a little bluesy and funky like you hear in this song.
Zach Bryan with Sierra Ferrell – “Holy Roller” – Two of the top artists revolutionizing country music singing together is one of the highlights of Zach Bryan’s new self-titled album. “Holy Roller” once again shows off Zach’s uncanny mastery of poetic language and pentameter.
John Morgan – “Cold Summer” – Summer songs aren’t supposed to be sad, but this sincere heartbreaker from John Morgan turns that maxim on its head. A great traditional country song from a BBR-signed artist that proves the mainstream isn’t immune from the resurgence of twang either.
Lori McKenna – “Happy Children” – Few things hit like a Lori McKenna song, really helping to put the most important things in life into perspective. Happy children = happy life, and Lori encapsulates that so well in this song from her recent album 1988.
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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:
- “Dollar General Sign” – Joe Stamm Band – Wild Man
- “Brought Me” – Turnpike Troubadours – A Cat in the Rain
- “Conspiracies, Cults & UFOs – John R. Miller – Heat Comes Down (10-6)
- “When Country Came Back To Town” – Brent Cobb – Southern Star (9-22)
- “Right Back” – Jenny Tolman – (single)
- “She Can’t Be Found” – William Beckmann – Here’s To You. Here’s To Me
- “Keeping Tyler” – Posey Hill – No Clear Place to Fall
- “Wish I Was” – Royce Johns – Thank Ya Kindly
- “Straight Down The Barrel – Erin Viancourt – Won’t Die This Way
- “Everybody Wants To Be A Cowboy” – Ross Cooper – Lightning Heart (9-29)
- “Holy Roller” – Zach Bryan feat. Sierra Ferrell – Self-Titled
- “Cool To Be Country” – McBride & The Ride – Marlboros & Avon EP
- “Cold Summer In San Antone” – John Morgan – (single)
- “Way Down in Mississippi” – Jason Eady – Mississippi
- “The Wild” – Gabe Lee – Drink The River
- “Get On Board” – Mickey Lamantia – The Cannon File (TBD)
- “All Again” – Charles Wesley Godwin – Family Ties (9-22)
- “White Horse” – Chris Stapleton – Higher (11-10)
- “Daredevil” – Whey Jennings – Just Before The Dawn (9-22)
- “Aquamarine” – Kimmi Bitter – (single)
- “Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold)” – Vince Gill, Paul Franklin – Sweet Memories: The Music of Ray Price
- “Whatever Happened To The Cadillac” – Dale Watson – Starvation Box
- “Holes” – Wyatt Flores – (single)
- “Close The Bets” – Kyle Nix and the 38s – After The Flood (7-28)
- “Where Daniel Stood” – Miles Miller – Solid Gold
- “Corralling the Blues” – Colter Wall – Little Songs
- “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” – Christian Parker with Earl Poole Ball – Sweethearts
- “Happy Children” – Lori McKenna – 1988
- “Girl On The Billboard” – Brian Setzer – The Devil Always Collects (9-15)