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 have just been added.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Google Play will soon be fazing out and rolled into YouTube Music. The playlist will continue to be supported on Google Play for the moment, but eventually will be going away along with the service, so please make preparations.
Charley Crockett – “Welcome to Hard Times” – As if the most potent strains of American roots music all rose up from the ground and intertwined into a living, breathing entity, Charley Crockett contains an unfair amount of country and blues talent, only rendered forgivable from his incredible ability to share it. This is the first song and title track from his upcoming album out July 31st.
Hill Country – “Evergreen” – This Texas music supergroup helmed by Zane Williams and Paul Eason has put out an excellent-listening self-titled album that you can just put on and let the time pass. “Evergreen” shows off a bit more of the rootsy side of this band.
Victoria Bailey – “Honky Tonk Woman” – Classic country to her core, California-based Victoria Bailey evokes visions of the signing cowgirls of the Silver Screen with the first song from her upcoming album, Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline due out later this year. This is an artist to get on your radar.
Zephaniah OHora – “All American Singer” – This Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter is so damn good, he doesn’t even have to rhyme the verses to turn in an excellent song. It’s the first from his new album Listening to the Music out August 28th. (read more)
John Prine – “I Remember Everything” – The final song ever recorded by John Prine, the delicate sweetness, and poetic weight that accompanied John Prine songs for over 50 years is all evident in “I Remember Everything,” and what a way to punctuate how the most important thing in life is our memories right as Prine’s story was coming to a close. (read more)
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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, 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.
Also, if you would like to see ALL the songs featured on the playlist past and present, CLICK HERE.
Saving Country Music’s Top 25 Current Playlist:
- “Bottom of the Pile” – Mike and the Moonpies – Touch of You: The Lost Songs of Gary Stewart
- “Evergreen” – Hill Country – Self-Titled
- “All American Singer” – Zephaniah OHora – Listening to the Music (8-28)
- “Neon Cross” – Jaime Wyatt – Neon Cross
- “River of Fools” – Logan Ledger – (single)
- “Why Do I Still Want You” – Tessy Lou Williams – Self-Titled
- “The Luckier You Get” – American Aquarium – Lamentations
- “How ‘Bout That” – Jonathan Parker – Broken Hearts & Broken Bones
- “Honky Tonk Woman” – Victoria Bailey – Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline (TBA)
- “Forgot About You” – Triston Marez – (single)
- “Same Old Blues” – Joey Allcorn – (single)
- “Renowhere” – Hellbound Glory – Pure Scum (6-5)
- “Barbers and Bartenders” – Caitlin Cannon – The TrashCannon Album
- “Ditches” – T.J. Hernandez – Destination Unknown
- “Country’s Comin’ Back” – Josh Grider – (single)
- “Lonesome on My Own” – Reckless Kelly – American Jackpot / American Girls
- “Sister Elizabeth” – The Tender Things – How You Make A Fool
- “Waiting in Line” – Kathryn Legendre – (single)
- “West Texas in My Eye” – The Panhandlers – The Panhandlers
- “Dark Turn of Mind” – Pam Tillis – Looking for a Feeling
- “The Country Doesn’t Sound the Same” – John Baumann – Country Shade
- “Lightning on the Mountain” – Kyle Nix – Lightning on the Mountain (6-26)
- “Honky Tonk Hell” – Gabe Lee – Honky Tonk Hell
- “Welcome To Hard Times” – Charley Crockett – Welcome To Hard Times (7-31)
- “Old Men” – Corb Lund – Agricultural Tragic (6-26)
- “I Remember Everything” – John Prine – Final Recorded Song