Sturgill Simpson, Hailey Whitters Lead New Adds to Top 25 Playlist (#76)

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.

Newest Additions:

Sturgill Simpson – “Hero” – When you have two hot bluegrass records both in the album charts at the same time, you may just pull off the rare feat of having two selections on the Top 25 Playlist simultaneously like Sturgill Simpson does. Just added from Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 2 is this ode to Sturgill’s grandfather.

Hailey Whitters (feat. Little Big Town) – “Fillin’ My Cup” – Whitters clobber knocks us with this excellent traditional country drinking song complete with a chorus open and fiddle start off that only gets better after that. When Hailey gets traditional, few are better. Who ever thought Little Big Town would be featured on the Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist? They enter through the back door thanks to this great song.

Craig Gerdes – “You’re Not in the Picture Anymore” – If you’re looking to jerk some tears, traditional country artist Craig Gerdes will have you weeping like a steel guitar on this well-written ode of country heartbreak.

Vivian Leva, Riley Calcagno – “Will You” – Individually, Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno are already two of the most exciting, promising, and talented up-and-comers in most all of roots music, fluidly moving through old time, bluegrass, and classic country modes with an ease of execution, and displaying a passion for the enterprise of reviving old music that is infectious with the audience. Together, they’re even better. New self-titled album out March 12th.

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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:

  • “In Came You” – The Piedmont Boys – Almost Home
  • “Fillin’ My Cup” – Hailey Whitters (feat. Little Big Town) – (single)
  • “You’re Not in the Picture Anymore” – Craig Gerdes – (single)
  • “Why’d Ya Do It” – Sierra Ferrell – (single)
  • “Fly” – Jordan Allen & the Bellwethers – Give My Love to Jenny
  • “Ride On” – David Quinn – Letting Go
  • “Lonely, Lonely Self” – Seth Jones – Whiskey Attitude
  • “Broken Heart Breaks” – Brit Taylor – Real Me
  • “You’re Not Gone” – Shelby Lee Lowe – Something in Me
  • “Just Like The Circus” – Chevel Shepherd – (single)
  • “Too Bad You’re No Good” – Alecia Nugent – The Old Side of Town
  • “You’re The Reason I Drink” – Graham Nancarrow – (single)
  • “One Last Two Step” – Royce Johns – One Last Two Step
  • “Hero” – Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 2
  • “Body in a Boxcar” – Sunny Sweeney – Recorded Live at the Machine Shop
  • “Threads” – Ward Davis – Black Cats and Crows
  • “Takin’ It As It Comes” – Randall King – (single)
  • “Crooked Teeth” – Zach Bryan – Quiet, Heavy Dreams
  • “Will You” – Vivian Leva, Riley Calcagno – Self-Titled (3-12)
  • “Somewhere in the Middle (Live)” – Cody Jinks – Red Rocks Live
  • “Tallest Man in Tennessee” – Pat Reedy and the Longtime Goners – (single)
  • “Quietly Into The Night” – Eva Noblezada, Dale Watson – Yellow Rose Soundtrack
  • “Wreck Me” – Charley Crockett – Welcome To Hard Times
  • “Lac de Flambeau” – The Bloody Jug Band – Stranded
  • “I Don’t Mind” – Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1
  • “Take Me As I Am” – Aaron Vance – (single)
  • “Champion” – Miranda Lambert – Make It Up As We Go Soundtrack
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