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 just added.
Luke Bell – “Sometimes” – There is a reason this is called the SCM Top 25 CURRENT Playlist. But even though this song is six years old, Luke Bell is one of the hottest names currently in country music at the moment. So in honor of Luke, who better to lead off the playlist? Many point to “The Bullfighter” or “Where Ya Been?” as his best songs, but “Sometimes” has always embodied the essence of Luke Bell the best. RIP Luke Bell.
Ward Davis – “Another Bad Apple” – Former Saving Country Music Album of the Year Winner Ward Davis (2020’s Black Cats & Crows) is back with a new song, and no, this isn’t some introspective weeper. “Another Bad Apple” is a celebration of being bad, and if you like the tune, check out the video too, it’s a hoot.
Courtney Patton – “Casualty” – Courtney Patton has a new album coming out on October 7th called Electrostatic. And if you want a sneak peek into the type of quality songwriting she’s known for—and how to successfully accomplish an emotional crescendo in a song—“Casualty” is the perfect example.
Emily Nenni – “On The Ranch” – Here’s your opportunity to onboard with Emily Nenni, who will be releasing her new album On The Ranch on November 4th. Having played a multitude of sets at Robert’s Western World in Nashville, her songs have that sound that only comes from being seasoned in authentic honky-tonks. You can hear this in her title track.
Memphis Kee – “Anabelle” – From Austin, TX, Memphis Kee is getting ready to release a new album produced by the sixth member of Mike and the Moonpies, Adam Odor. Recorded down in Wimberley, TX at Odor’s Yellow Dog Studios, the lead single “Anabelle” reminds you of the rambunctious 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 have turned in this stellar little classic country tune paying tribute to Patsy and the timeless theme of heartache that’s just screaming for attention from classic country fans.
Felicity Urquhart, Josh Cunningham – “Bogswamp” – Who’s up for a little country music from Western Australia? It’s always fun to check in with what the Aussies are doing, and Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham are doing something pretty darn cool with this song inspired by their native landscape, and ripe for singing along to.
The Panhandlers – “Where Cotton Is King” – No ladies and gentlemen, the Panhandlers weren’t just a lark. The supergroup of Texans consisting of Josh Abbott, William Clark Green, songwriter John Baumann, and Cleto Cordero of Flatland Cavalry have been back in the studio, and this is their first taste of new music since their highly-regarded debut album.
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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.
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:
- “Sometimes” – Luke Bell – Self-Titled
- “Where I Went Wrong” – The Broken Spokes – Where I Went 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 Panhandlers – (single)
- “Casualty” – Courtney Patton – Electrostatic (10-7)
- “Anabelle” – Memphis Kee – (single)
- “On The Ranch” – Emily Nenni – On The Ranch (11-4)
- “Turn Anywhere into a Honky Tonk” – Alex Key – Neon Signs and Stained Glass
- “Texas” – Jonathan Terrell – A Couple, 2, 3, EP (9-9)
- “Playing Patsy” – Adam & Amy Pope – (single)
- “The Way I Oughta Go” – Bella White – (single)
- “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 w/ Vince Gill – Married Alone (9-23)
- “Vanlife” – Willi Carlisle – Peculiar, Missouri
- “Weatherman” – Matt Daniel – All I’ll Ever Need
- “A Guitar, A Singer, and A Song” – Wade Bowen w/ Vince Gill – Somewhere Between The Secret and The Truth
- “Bogswamp” – Felicity Urquhart, Josh Cunningham – (single)
- “Back Home” – Arlo McKinley w/ Logan Halstead – This Mess We’re In
- “Tall and Mighty” – Kelsey Waldon – No Regular Dog
- “Dark and Dreary World” – Cahalen Morrison – Wealth of Sorrow
- “Bourbon Whiskey” – William Beckmann – Faded Memories
- “Oklahoma Smokeshow” – Zach Bryan – Summertime Blues
- “Waking Up The Echoes” – American Aquarium – Chicamacomico