The Saving Country Music Top 25 playlist is designed to keep you up to date with all the best songs and albums coming out right here in country and roots music. It’s available on most streaming formats (see below), or you can simply use the song, artist, and album recommendations to find something new to listen to. New songs have just been added.
Kimmi Bitter – “My Grass Is Blue” – Wow! Where does it come from? Kimmi Bitter is originally from California and travels the country in an RV doing what she can to revitalize the vintage sounds of American music. Her latest effort is this chilling, bluegrass-inspired classic country song that could very well have been cut by Patsy Cline in 1962. Get Kimmi on your radar and look for a new EP coming from her later this year.
Wade Bowen feat. Vince Gill – “A guitar, a singer and a song” – Not every playlist update adds a song that could very well be considered the song of the year in December. Lori McKenna was part of a few of those songs, and she co-wrote this new Wade Bowen cut which also features Vince Gill on vocals. Taken from Bowen’s forthcoming album Somewhere between the secret and the truth released August 12.
The Broken Rays – “Where I Wrong” – If The Broken Spokes aren’t on your radar yet, now’s the time, and it’ll be hard to ignore them as the title track from their new album comes in at #1, and is also the second track on the Houston-based on the playlist. Excellent classic country music.
Conrad Fisher – “Problem with a Hammer” – By paling with some of Nashville’s great old songwriters, Conrad Fisher really understood all the little, subtle things that go into writing a great song. So many songwriters these days want to dwell on the Outlaw style of the 70s or throw it back to the 50s in a way that can be hokey. With “Trouble With A Hammer,” Conrad strikes that happy medium somewhere between Tom T. Hall and Bill Anderson by forging a blue-collar anthem that combines gratitude and aspiration.
Zach Bryan – “Oklahoma Smokeshow” – Yes, Zach Bryan has just released yet another album called summer bluesand this song about a girl with a bad idea is perhaps the one that best showcases Zach Bryan’s talent for evoking a character and setting that feels so real and personal to audiences.
– – – – – – – – – –
The Saving Country Music Top 25 playlist lives primarily on Spotify, but is also available to those who use Amazon Music, Youtube, Apple Musicand Tide. For those who don’t stream music, you can still find the song recommendations in list form below.
Note: The songs in this playlist are designed for listening pleasure and fluency. Otherwise, they are not in any specific order.
Saving the current top 25 country music playlist:
- “Where Did I Go Wrong” – The broken rays – where did i go wrong
- “Honky Tonk Town” – Kimberly Kelly – I’ll tell you what’s gonna happen
- “Weather” – Matt Daniel – All I will need
- “My grass is blue” – Kimmi Bitter – (Single)
- “A guitar, a singer and a song” – Wade Bowen with Vince Gill – Somewhere between the secret and the truth (8-12)
- “Years” – Sierra Ferrell – Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson (8-5)
- “Vanlife” – Willi Carlisle – Individual, Missouri
- “Always the Outsider” – Stacy Antonel – always the stranger
- “Homecoming” – Arlo McKinley with Logan Halstead – This mess we’re in
- “Russell County Line” – 49 Winchester – Fortune favors the brave
- “You Said Goodbye” – The Slocan Ramblers – Up the hill and through the fog
- “Common Law” – Zoe Cummins, Gabe Lee – (Single)
- “Sad Songs” – Jaelee Roberts – Something you didn’t count on
- “Sons of Appalachia” – Tim Goodin – Sons of Appalachia PE
- “Trouble with a Hammer” – Conrad Fisher – (Single)
- “All I Hear You Say” – The Shattered Rays – where did i go wrong
- “I’m Going Crazy” – Jordan Foster – I need a train
- “One song can’t fix everything” – Sunny Sweeney with Paul Cauthen – married alone (9-23)
- “Bourbon Whiskey” – William Beckmann – faded memories
- “Oklahoma Smoke Show” – Zach Bryan – summer blues
- “Dusty Bottles” – Willie Nelson – a beautiful moment
- “Scale These Walls” – Caroline Spence – True North
- “Awakening the Echoes” – American Aquarium – Chicamacomique
- “Beyond the Stars” – Tami Neilson, Willie Nelson – Kingmaker (7-15)
- “Harder Things” – Adam Hood, Miranda Lambert – bad days are better (to be determined)