Newest Adds to Saving Country Music’s Top 25 Current Playlist (#136)

It’s an embarrassment of riches on the latest playlist update, with the list once again bursting at the seams and being extended from 25 to 28 just to make room for all the great songs being released at the moment. There’s such a great variety in songs happening right now too, with so many performers exploring classic country sounds, yet each taking a signature approach.

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.

Newest Additions:

Rachel Brooke – “The Only One” – The Queen of Underground Country is back, and as she’s been hinting at for a while, her new stuff is Country with a capital ‘C.’ “The Only One” is a great honky-tonk heartbreaker, but one that conveys the message that all the greatest country music do: you’re not alone in your emotional anguish.

Sentimental Family Band – “Never Love Again” – Austin’s got yet another great throwback country outfit on the rise in the Sentimental Family Band. You catch all the best classic country vibes from the harmonies and writing on “Never Love Again.” Produced by the great Billy Horton who’s behind all those great Charley Crockett records, their debut album Sweethearts Only is out March 29th.

Ellis Bullard – “Young, Wild & Free” – Ellis Bullard is one of the most bad assed honky tonkers out there at the moment. But on “Young, Wild & Free” he showcases a bit more of a Golden Era classic country sound. From his highly-recommended album Honky Tonk Ain’t Noise Pollution out now.

Stephanie Lambring – “Two-Faced” – Lambring is quickly distinguishing herself as one of the bravest and most honest songwriters of our time, saying the things we all believe, but don’t have the guts to say to the world, let alone ourselves. This song calls us all out on our bullshit in the best of ways. From her new album Hypocrite out April 19th.

Addison Johnson – “Waitin’ on the World to End” – Addison Johnson speaks truth with just a dash of humor to make the mind more open to it, and delivers it all with an excellent country sound. “Waitin’ on the World to End” is just one of the many specimens exemplifying this from his new album Dangerous Men.

Chad Greene w/ with Anna Nalick – “Single Threat” – This great little 2-minute morsel gives you some serious Gram Parson vibes, especially when singer Anna Nalick joins in like Emmylou. It includes steel guitarist Spencer Cullum among other notable musicians. It’s from the album The Iceman Strummeth, making reference to Chad Greene’s job as a glacier scientist for NASA.

Larry Peninsula – “Bandwagon” – Country music from Finland? You betcha. In fact, Larry Peninsula is one of Europe’s best country traditionalists. Listening to the excellent guitar work on this fun track, you’ll find it hard to disagree.

Wonder Women of Country – “Fly Ya To Hawaii” – The Wonder Women of Country are saving country music in real time, and this Brennen Leigh-led song with Melissa Carper and Kelly Willis underscores the importance of Polynesia to country music and the steel guitar influence. This sweet little tune is part of their debut EP Willis, Carper, Leigh out March 15th.

Blaine Bailey – “The Deep End” – You get the sense that we’re about to hear a lot about Blaine Baily in the weeks and months to come after the big reception he’s receiving for his new album Home (ᎣᏪᏅᏒ). The steel guitar near the end of this song with set your hair on fire. Great Oklahoma country rock.

Mason Ramsey – “Blue Over You” – Your expectations for the “Walmart Yodel Boy” might be super low and for worthy reasons. But you’ll immediately turn bullish for the prospects for this now 17-year-old singer with “Blue Over You.” (read review)

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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, YouTubeApple 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:

  • “Use Me” – Zach Top – Cold Beer & Country Music (4/5)
  • “Old School” – Kimmi Bitter – Old School (3-29)
  • “The Deep End” – Blaine Bailey – Home
  • “$10 Cowboy” – Charley Crockett – $10 Cowboy (4/16)
  • “Single Threat” – Chad Greene with Anna Nalick – The Iceman Cometh
  • “Coulda Been Love” – Randall King – Into The Neon
  • “Young, Wild & Free” – Ellis Bullard – Honky Tonk Ain’t Noise Pollution
  • “Cecilia” – Conrad Fisher – (single)
  • “I Know It’ll Never End” – The Castellows – A Little Goes A Long Way EP
  • “Waitin’ on the World to End” – Addison Johnson – Dangerous Men
  • “Blue Over You” – Mason Ramsey – (single)
  • “Fly Ya To Hawaii” – Wonder Women of Country – Willis, Carper, Leigh (3-15)
  • “Bandwagon” – Larry Peninsula – (single)
  • “The Only One” – Rachel Brooke – (single)
  • “First Snow” – Colby T. Helms – Tales of Misfortune
  • “Two-Faced” – Stephanie Lambring – Hypocrite (4-19)
  • “Little Bo Peep” – Brady Lux – Ain’t Gone So Far
  • “Redneck Rehab” – Corb Lund – El Viejo
  • “Never Love Again” – Sentimental Family Band – Sweethearts Only (3-29)
  • “Nothing But A Shadow” – The HawtThorns – Zero Gravity (4-5)
  • “Don’t Mind If I Do” – Blackberry Smoke – Be Right Here
  • “Not Letting Go” – William Michael Morgan – (single)
  • “Runaway Train” – Sarah Jarosz – Polaroid Lovers
  • “Will You Ever Be Mine” – Bronwyn Keith-Hynes – (single)
  • “Workin’ Hard (Day and Night)” – Jesse Daniel – (single)
  • “Meet Me At The Edge of Town” – James Dean KindleTrail Songs (4-6)
  • “Right Back To It” – Waxahatchee – Tigers Blood (3-24)
  • “That’s What Makes The World Go Around” Charley Crockett w/ Willie Nelson – (single)
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