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.
Luke Bell – “Sometimes” – There’s a reason it’s called SCM Top 25 CURRENT Playlist. But even though this song is six years old, Luke Bell is one of the hottest names in country music right now. So, in honor of Luke, who better to kick off the playlist? Many point to “The Bullfighter” or “Where Ya Been?” like his best songs, but “Sometimes” has always embodied the essence of Luke Bell the best. RIP Luke Bell.
Ward Davis – “Another Bad Apple” – Former Country Music Album of the Year winner, Ward Davis (2020s Black cats and crows) is back with a new song, and no, he’s not an introspective mourner. “Another Bad Apple” is a celebration of being bad, and if you like the melody, watch the video tooit’s a hoot.
Courtney Patton – “Victim” – Courtney Patton is releasing a new album on October 7 titled Electrostatic. And if you want a taste of the kind of fine songwriting she’s known for — and how to pull off an emotional crescendo in a song — “Casualty” is the perfect example.
Emily Nenni – “At the Ranch” – Here’s your opportunity to get on board with Emily Nenni, who will be releasing her new album At the ranch November 4. Having played a multitude of sets at Robert’s Western World in Nashville, his songs have that sound that only comes from being seasoned in authentic honky-tonks. You can hear it in its title track.
Memphis Kee – “Anabelle” – From Austin, TX, Memphis Kee is set to release a new album produced by sixth Mike and the Moonpies member Adam Odor. Recorded in Wimberley, Texas at Odor’s Yellow Dog Studios, lead single “Anabelle” reminds you of the exuberant days of Austin country rock, or as the band calls it, “shred dirt.”
Adam and Amy Pope – “Playing Patsy” – Traveling husband-and-wife duo Adam and Amy Pope spin in this stellar little classic country tune paying homage to Patsy and the timeless theme of heartbreak that’s only beckoning classic country fans.
Felicity Urquhart, Josh Cunningham – “Bog” – Who’s up for some Western Australian country music? It’s always fun to check out what Australians are up to, and Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham are doing something really cool with this song inspired by their native landscape and ready to sing.
The beggars – “Where cotton is king” – No ladies and gentlemen, the Panhandlers weren’t just a lark. The Texans supergroup of Josh Abbott, William Clark Green, songwriter John Baumann and Flatland Cavalry’s Cleto Cordero are back in the studio, and it’s their first taste of new music since their much-loved debut album.
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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:
- “Sometimes” – Luke Bell – Eponym
- “Where Did I Go Wrong” – The broken rays – where did i go wrong
- “My grass is blue” – Kimmi Bitter – (Single)
- “Another bad apple” – Ward Davis – (Single)
- “Years” – Sierra Ferrell – Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson
- “Where cotton is king” – The beggars – (Single)
- “Victim” – Courtney Patton – Electrostatic (10-7)
- “Anabelle” – Memphis Kee – (Single)
- “On the Ranch” – Emily Nenni – At the ranch (11-4)
- “Transform Anywhere Into Honky Tonk” – Alex Key – Neon signs and stained glass
- “Texas” – Jonathan Terrell – A Pair, 2, 3, PE (9-9)
- “Playing Patsy” – Adam & Amy Pope – (Single)
- “The Way I Should Go” – Bella White – (Single)
- “I can’t wait to never see you again” – Hellbound Glory – The Immortal Hellbound Glory: Nobody Knows You (9-30)
- “Honky Tonk Town” – Kimberly Kelly – I’ll tell you what’s gonna happen
- “Trouble with a Hammer” – Conrad Fisher – (Single)
- “Married Alone” – Sunny Sweeney with Vince Gill – married alone (9-23)
- “Vanlife” – Willi Carlisle – Individual, Missouri
- “Weather” – Matt Daniel – All I will need
- “A guitar, a singer and a song” – Wade Bowen with Vince Gill – Somewhere between the secret and the truth
- “Bogswamp” – Felicity Urquhart, Josh Cunningham – (Single)
- “Homecoming” – Arlo McKinley with Logan Halstead – This mess we’re in
- “Big and Mighty” – Kelsey Waldon – No regular dog
- “Dark and dreary world” – Cahalen Morrison – Wealth of sorrow
- “Bourbon Whiskey” – William Beckmann – faded memories
- “Oklahoma Smoke Show” – Zach Bryan – summer blues
- “Awakening the Echoes” – American Aquarium – Chicamacomique