In the throes of summer is the best time to shake up your musical diet, discover something new, and crank it up loud. Lucky for you, the Top 25 Playlist is here to help facilitate this, and has just been provisioned with a brand new hosts of songs for your listening pleasure.
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.
Sierra Ferrell – “In Dreams” – Is it August 20th yet? How about now? That’s when we’ll get the Rounder Records debut from Sierra called Long Time Coming, and it feels like we’ve been waiting forever for this much-anticipated album, and are bursting at the seams for it to get here. This song first featured on a now viral Gems on VHS videos is the perfect forum to showcase Sierra’s whimsical voice and style.
Drake Milligan – “Don’t Look Down” – Mr. Milligan who played Elvis in the highly-regarded television series Sun Records has many raving about him and making comparisons to a young George Strait with his new self-titled EP. Give this young man a listen, and keep an eye on him for the future.
Charley Crockett – “I Need Your Love” – Get ready for Charley Crockett’s new album Country Music U.S.A. coming on September 17th. “I Need Your Love” proves Charley can work in all kinds of classic music stylings and still make them sound so good and seamless to country.
Margo Cilker – “Tehachapi” – Not since Little Feat’s “Willin'” has the small town in interior California not too far from Bakersfield been named dropped so well. Eastern Oregon’s Margo Cilker is looking to release her debut album Pohorylle on Fluff & Gravy Records in November.
John R. Miller – “Old Dance Floor” – Miller’s spot on the playlist has been freshened after the recent release of his well-received album Depreciated. “Old Dance Floor” mixes his distinguishing and intense songwriting with an enjoyable composition.
Tylor and the Train Robbers – “Staring Down the North” – The new album from Tylor and the Train Robbers produced by Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly called Non-Typical Find is a profoundly literary, involved, erudite and wise work, stimulative of the gray matter while not losing sight that music is there to be enjoyed. Using sound and melody to deliver universal truths, poetic flourishes, riveting storylines, and quippy anecdotes is frontman and songwriter Tylor Ketchum’s stock-in-trade.
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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:
- “Paycheck to Paycheck” – Mike and the Moonpies – One To Grow On (8-10)
- “Don’t Look Down” – Drake Milligan – Self-Titled EP
- Sierra Ferrell – “In Dreams” – Long Time Coming (8-20)
- “The Conversation – The Wilder Blue – (single)
- “Old Dance Floor” – John R. Miller – Depreciated
- “Tehachapi” – Margo Cilker – Pohorylle (11-5)
- “Doggone Cowboy” – Tyller Gummersall – Lucky Guy
- “Soul Train” – Charlie Marie – Ramble On
- “Staring Down the North” – Tylor and the Train Robbers – Non-Typical Find
- “High on Gettin’ By” – Vincent Neil Emerson – Self-Titled
- “My World Turns to Silver” – Brock Gonyea – Where My Heart Is
- “Pipe Dream” – Red Shahan – Javelina
- “Record High” – Randall King – (single)
- “…Meantime” – Flatland Cavalry feat. Hailey Whitters – Welcome to Countryland
- “Think I’ll Stay” – Jesse Daniel – Beyond These Walls (7-30)
- “Queen of My Double Wide Trailer” – American Aquarium – Slappers, Bangers, and Certified Twangers
- “Second Cup of Coffee” – Bo DePeña – It’s About to Get Western
- “Canola Fields” – James McMurtry – The Horses & the Hounds (8-20)
- “Wanderlust” – Nefesh Mountain – Songs For The Sparrows
- “You’re Luck She’s Lonely” – Summer Dean w/ Colter Wall – Bad Romantic (8-27)
- “French Summer Sun” – Jason Eady – To The Passages of Time (8-27)
- “I Need Your Love” – Charley Crockett – Music City USA (9-17)
- “Look Out Heart” – Connie Smith – The Cry of the Heart (8-20)
- “Lonesome for a Livin’” – Blackberry Smoke w/ Jamey Johnson – You Hear Georgia
- “Ill Will Creek” – Cole Chaney – Mercy
- “Way Down in My Whiskey” – Alan Jackson – Where Have You Gone