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.
Vincent Neil Emerson (feat. Colter Wall) – “Road Runner” – Inspired by a tour Texas native Vincent Neil Emerson took with Canadian Colter Wall, “Road Runner” finds the two young men recounting the frantic road life in song (read more).
Emily Scott Robinson – “The Time For Flowers” – Saving Country Music’s reigning Song of the Year winner for her 2019 composition “The Dress” delivers with this timely offering of wisdom and warmth, featuring both Robinson’s class-leading songwriting and soothing, subtle warble. Mrs. Robinson does it again.
Rattlesnake Milk – “Dave Dudley” – On the dark and dirty side of country music, this Austin-based outfit who has many singing their praises for their new self-titled underground album. This song pays tribute to one of the overlords of country trucking songs.
Arlo McKinley – “Walking Shoes” – Arlo McKinley was the very final artist John Prine himself approved to be signed to Prine’s Oh Boy Records, and McKinley is readying a debut solo record called Die Midwestern slated for release on August 14th. Knowing what Arlo is capable of and with the quality of the first single “Walking Shoes,” it’s certainly an album to get on your radar.
Bryan James – “On Borrowed Time” – Florida-based Bryan James delivers plenty of gruff and attitude on his new album Politics or Religion, but don’t overlook his songwriting. “On Borrowed Time” proves he can offer the reflection of a Sunday morning, not just the party on a Saturday night.
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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:
- “All American Singer” – Zephaniah OHora – Listening to the Music (8-28)
- “Road Runner” – Vincent Neil Emerson feat. Colter Wall – (single)
- “The Time For Flowers” – Emily Scott Robinson – (single)
- “Bottom of the Pile” – Mike and the Moonpies – Touch of You: The Lost Songs of Gary Stewart
- “Neon Cross” – Jaime Wyatt – Neon Cross
- “Old Men” – Corb Lund – Agricultural Tragic
- “Dave Dudley” – Rattlesnake Milk – Self-Titled
- “Evergreen” – Hill Country – Self-Titled
- “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)
- “Walking Shoes” – Arlo McKinley – Die Midwestern (8-14)
- “Renowhere” – Hellbound Glory – Pure Scum
- “Barbers and Bartenders” – Caitlin Cannon – The TrashCannon Album
- “Ditches” – T.J. Hernandez – Destination Unknown
- “Lonesome on My Own” – Reckless Kelly – American Jackpot / American Girls
- “Waiting in Line” – Kathryn Legendre – (single)
- “West Texas in My Eye” – The Panhandlers – The Panhandlers
- “Lightning on the Mountain” – Kyle Nix – Lightning on the Mountain
- “On Borrowed Time” – Bryan James – Politics or Religion
- “Welcome To Hard Times” – Charley Crockett – Welcome To Hard Times (7-31)
- “The Country Doesn’t Sound the Same” – John Baumann – Country Shade