Newest Additions to Saving Country Music’s Current Top 25 Playlist (#98)
2022 is already making us work overtime to keep up with all the great songs coming out on high-caliber albums from artists old and new. The easiest way is to find new songs worth highlighting. The hardest part is choosing which old ones to remove, because there are so many of them.
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.
David Quinn – “At Home” – Get your ass a greasy pan full of funky country goodness from the first single from David Quinn’s new album fresh country released April 15. Quinn has been one of indie country’s best-kept secrets in recent years (despite SCM’s best efforts), but this new album may be where the word gets out.
Dolly Parton – “Bluecap Breeze” – Dolly Parton has written more songs than any other individual performer, but even at 76 she proves her well of passion is far from tapped. On March 4, she will release her very first novel, accompanied by a new album full of original songs, both titled Run, Rose, Run. The radio won’t play it, but “Blue Bonnet Breeze” proves that Dolly’s music remains more relevant than ever.
Zach Bryan – “From Austin” – Zach Bryan’s continued ability to deliver compelling, poignant lines in song has already installed him as one of the most prolific songwriters of our time, even at this early stage in his career. It’s strange. Maybe even unlikely. “From Austin” is his first official studio-quality single, and it’s already packed up theaters and is poised to headline festivals this summer. New album American grief out May 20
Drew Moreland – “Go Loretta” – Just a perfect little Saturday night Texas dancehall starter scooter from Marion, Drew Moreland of Texas that will put your mood where you want it. Written by Kris Smith, it’s a standalone single for now.
49 Winchester- “Annabel” – There’s just something about the chemistry of this band and the soul with which vocalist Isaac Gibson delivers these songs that makes this a band you want to buy some stock in and put your roots in. “Annabel” is the title track of 49 Winchester’s debut album on New West Records titled Fourtune favors the bold out May 13.
Mike Kuster – “Friends with Benefits” – And an older songwriter from rural Maryland who is just beginning to try and get national attention, Mike Kuster has a knack for bringing song to life and then slapping those songs with great country melodies. “Friends With Benefits” has one of those choruses that goes on too long in the best way like Patty Loveless’ “Blame It On Your Heart.”
The Wooks – “Butler Hayes” – Bluegrass continues to be on the rise on the back of a new generation of performers bringing renewed enthusiasm to the music. Tyler Childers’ touring partners The Wooks have just released a new album titled fly highand this cautionary tale told through a central character exemplifies the kind of spirited instrumentation and songwriting you can expect from the band.
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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, YoutubeApple Musicand Tide. For those who don’t stream music, you can still find the song recommendations in list form below.
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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:
- “Neon Blue” – Joshua Hedley – neon blue (4-22)
- “Down Home” – David Quinn – fresh country (4-15)
- “blood” – Kaitlin Butts – What else can she do? (4-15)
- “Butler Hayes” – The Wooks – fly high
- “Annabel” – 49 Winchester – Fortune favors the brave (5-13)
- “Song of Fire” Jessica Willis Fisher – (Single)
- “Friends with Benefits” – Mike Kuster – Better late than never
- “River Crazy” – Ian Noe – Mad of the rivers and saints of the mountains (3-25)
- “Roller Coaster” – Ellis Bullard – Piss Hot Freightlining Country Music (to be determined)
- “Blue Bonnet Breeze” – Dolly Parton – Run, Rose, Run (3-4)
- “Calloway County” – Tony Logue – Jericho
- “She’s going to change” – Molly Tuttle – twisted tree (4-1)
- “Lincoln’s Ghost” – The Wild Blue – Eponym (3-25)
- “I will love you until the day I die” – a beautiful moment (4-29)
- “Tell the Devil” – Aaron McDonnell – Too many days like Saturday night
- “We are not made to love” – Vaden Landers – Lock the doors and close the blinds (3-25)
- “Go Loretta” – Drew Moreland – (Single)
- “From Austin” – Zach Bryan – American grief (5-20)
- “Long Gone” – Tammy Rogers, Thomm Jutz – Will surely sing
- “Colorado Blues” – Ryan Culwell – Run like a bull
- “Out of Control” – Addison Johnson – (Single)
- “What It’s Like To Be A Cowboy” – Hogleg Band – paradise country
- “No Mistakes” – Sarah Shook and the Disarmers – night owl
- “Strong” – Charles Wesley Godwin – How the mighty fall
- “Nobody’s Business but Mine” – Kiely Connell – Queen Calumet