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.
Muscadine Bloodline – “Dispatch to 16th Ave.” – Country protest songs are a dime a dozen. Good country protest songs that actually say something meaningful and are enjoyable to listen to are hard to find. Muscadine Bloodline are so confident in theirs, they’re naming their new album out February 2nd, 2022 after it. And yes, it’s that good.
Carly Pearce feat. Ashley McBryde – “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Whoa, look at Ms. Pearce coming in strong with now two songs on the playlist, and this time with her current radio single with Ashley McBryde. After being one of the “most added” songs on country radio, “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” is on pace to have the best debuts for a single by either Pearce or McBryde. This song is a hit, and it’s all due of the superb writing by Pearce and McBryde personally.
Zachariah Malachi – “Local Bar Opry Star” – You’re gonna want to get this guy on your radar folks, and his debut single is the perfect excuse. Produced by the late Jimmy Capps, and featuring an all-star band behind him including Chris Scruggs on steel guitar, “Local Bar Opry Star” announces Zachariah Malachi as an important voice in throwback traditional country.
Joshua Ray Walker – “Dallas Lights” – From Dallas, TX, Joshua Ray Walker is doing his hometown proud after delivering the 3rd installment of his honky tonk album trilogy, See You Next Time. The opening song from the new album shows off his great voice, superb writing skills, and hometown pride.
Tyler Childers – “Yes I Guess They Outghta Name a Drink After You” – Over a year past Prine’s death, and over a year since we’ve heard any new recordings from Tyler Childers, the pair has collaborated to bestow us all with this new version of John Prine’s rather obscure, but well-loved whiskey swiller “Yes I Guess They Oughta Name a Drink After You” from the John Prine compilation Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2. (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, 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:
- “Lyin’ Low” – Charles Wesley Godwin – How The Mighty Fall (11-5)
- “Dispatch to 16th Ave.” – Muscadine Bloodline – Dispatch to 16th Ave. (2-4-22)
- “The Devil Inside” – Garrett T. Capps – I Love San Antone
- “Yes I Guess They Oughta Name a Drink After You” – Tyler Childers – John Prine Tribute
- “Growing Pains” – Mike and the Moonpies – One To Grow On
- “Dallas Lights” – Joshua Ray Walker – See You Next Time
- “Can You Hear Me Knocking” – Summer Dean – Bad Romantic
- “Ain’t No Use” – Randy Travis – Storms of Life 35th Anniversary Edition
- “Cheap Seats” – Emily Scott Robinson – American Siren (10-29)
- “Local Bar Opry Star” – Zachariah Malachi – (single)
- “Anybody Plain’ Sad Songs” – Jon Wolfe – Dos Corazones
- “Aggie Loved Milton” – Johnny Berry and the Outliers – (single)
- “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce w/ Ashley McBryde – 29: Written in Stone
- “Just So You Know” – Charley Crockett – Music City USA
- “Know It All” – Billy Strings – Renewal
- “The 50 Loneliest Places in the Nation” – Noel McKay – Blue, Blue, Blue
- “In Dreams” – Sierra Ferrell – Long Time Coming
- “Slot Machine Syndrome” – Caleb Lee Hutchinson – Slot Machine Syndrome EP
- “Find A New Home” – Will Banister – Cry Macho Soundtrack
- “I Don’t Trust My Memories Anymore” – Cody Jinks – Mercy (11-12)
- “Old Dance Floor” – John R. Miller – Depreciated
- “Gray” – Jesse Daniel – Beyond These Walls
- “Ft. Walton Wake-Up Call” – James McMurtry – The Horses & the Hounds
- “If I’m Not In Hell” – Erin Enderlin – (single)
- “Missouri Line” – Travis Feutz, Crystal Leigh – Country Music Forever (10/29)
- “Dear Miss Loretta” – Carly Pearce w/ Patty Loveless – 29: Written in Stone