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: Due to Google Play being shut down soon and rolled into YouTube, the playlist is no longer being supported on that format. Also please note the recently-changed home for the playlist on Apple Music.
David Quinn – “Ride On” – David Quinn and his new album Letting Go is drawing comparisons to Mike and the Moonpies and Whitey Morgan, and if your pulse isn’t raised when former Sturgill Simpson guitar player Laur Joamets lights into the solo on this song, leave your country cred membership card behind on your way out the door.
Sierra Ferrell – “Why’d Ya Do It” – Many folks have been waiting a long while for the official debut from West Virginia Mountain Queen Sierra Ferrell, and this first official single from her that showcases much of her gypsy jazz rootsy style certainly does not disappoint.
Aaron Vance – “Take Me As I Am” – This traditional country loyalist who’s criminally overlooked has been releasing a succession of singles lately, and “Take Me As I Am” is as good place as any to get Aaron Vance on your radar.
Sturgill Simpson – “I Don’t Mind” – It’s hard picking one standout song on Sturgill’s new Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 reprising some of his biggest songs in bluegrass form, but a consensus has been building around “I Don’t Mind” being one of the marquee of the bunch.
The Onlies – “Diamond Joe” – This old-time band consisting of young players is not to be overlooked. Their new self-titled album is full of fetching rows and fiddle tunes, and their interpretation of the old standard “Diamond Joe” is just about perfect.
Eva Noblezada, Dale Watson – “Quietly Into the Night” – One of many great selections from the original soundtrack from the recent film Yellow Rose, actress Eva Noblezada who plays the lead role of Rose Garcia teams with Dale Watson for a stirring duet.
Charley Crockett – “Wreck Me” – Charley Crockett freshens his selection on the Top 25 Playlist with this heart-rending 50’s-feeling classic country song complete with lonesome piano, taken from his most recent record, Welcome To Hard Times.
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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:
- “Ride On” – David Quinn – Letting Go
- “Why’d Ya Do It” – Sierra Ferrell – (single)
- “I Don’t Mind” – Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1
- “Body in a Boxcar” – Sunny Sweeney – Recorded Live at the Machine Shop (11-13)
- “100 Proof Honky-Tonk” – The Reeves Brothers – The Last Honky Tonk
- “Tumbleweed” – Roo Arcus – Tumbleweed
- “Beer Bucket List” – David Adam Byrnes – Neon Town
- “Quietly Into The Night” – Eva Noblezada, Dale Watson – Yellow Rose Soundtrack
- “Diamond Joe” – The Onlies – Self-Titled
- “Wreck Me” – Charley Crockett – Welcome To Hard Times
- “Skid Row” – Victoria Bailey – Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline
- “Cowpoke” – Colter Wall – Western Swing & Waltzes
- “The Loneliness in Me” – Rachel Brooke – The Loneliness in Me
- “Hanging Tree” – Drew Moreland – Feeling Good Again EP
- “Don’t You Know I’m From Here” – Brennen Leigh – Prairie Love Letter
- “Say It – Matt Castillo – (single)
- “Black & Blue” – Zephaniah OHora – Listening to the Music
- “Bag of Pills” – Arlo McKinley – Die Midwestern
- “Take Me As I Am” – Aaron Vance – (single)
- “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good” – Caylee Hammack w/ Alan Jackson – (single)
- “Mattress on the Floor” – Mo Pitney – Ain’t Lookin’ Back
- “Disappearing Girl” – Juliette McConkey – Disappearing Girl
- “Break My Honky Tonk Heart” – Scott Southworth – These Old Bones
- “Pink Leather Boots” – Karen Jonas – The Southwest Sky and Other Dreams
- “Soapbox” – Brent Cobb ft. Nikki Lane – Keep ‘Em On They Toes