One month ago, Country Music France created its Top 30 Spotify playlist. It includes my current 30 favorite songs. Together with the albums, EP’s and song reviews, this playlist is an important way for me to share actual songs that belong to country music, red dirt , americana or southern rock genres. Some artists are well-known, others are independent or new ones. While it’s good music, it can appear in this playlist.

There were excellent releases since its creation in november, so I updated this playlist including no fewer than 11 new songs.

Robert Ray – “Break My Heart All Over Again” 

Every time the young Texan artist Robert Ray releases a new song, I’m sure I’ll going to listen to a gem, and “Break my heart all over again” isn’t an exception. If you like traditional country music, listen to this beautiful song, it’s a masterpiece!

Charlie Marie – “Old Fashioned Christmas” 

When I reviewed Charlie Marie’s brilliant EP, released this spring, I ended it saying “Please, Charlie Marie, don’t let us for a long time without your music. You are the embodiment of country music genre”. Well, we have now a new gem, released on November 29th. Just listen to it, to her beautiful voice, and enjoy this amazing song! You can also watch the video a the end of this post.

James Carothers – “Precious Memories” 

The Nashville Honky Tonk singer James Carothers released a new album on november 22d, named “Songs and Stories“. In this excellent album, the artist included 9 songs that he released all along this year, more three new ones. Among them appears “Precious Memories“, a beautiful gospel-style song.

Shane Owens – “I don’t have to die to die to go to Heaven

The Alabama-native artist Shane Owens released his brilliant new album, “Thankful for country music“, on December 6th. Among its 12 excellent songs, I chose “I don’t have to die to go to Heaven“, a beautiful song cowritten by Dave Turnbull and Galen Griffin. A gem!

Julia Hatfield – “Loved you this much

Julia Hatfield is a young and talented artist from Texas, who released a new EP this december, “Halfway here“. I discovered her with her beautiful song, “Who I wanted you to be”, released 3 years ago. Y’all should listen to her new EP, if you love traditional country music and americana. I chose “Loved you this much” for my playlist, an excellent song, beautifully written.

Hayden Haddock – “Red Dirt Texas

Texas country is not only a “sub-genre” of country music: it’s its quintessence. It’s obvious when you listen to Hayden Haddock’s new song, “Red Dirt Texas“, cowritten by Kevin Fowler, David Lee Murphy and Terry McBride. This great song will be part of Haddock’s sophomore album, produced by Trent Willmon, to be released next january.

Randall King – “Burn it at both ends

Texan artist Randall King released “Burn it at both ends” on December 13th, It’s a beautiful song, perfectly written. Its music video was recently released and you can watch it at the end of this post. If you love real and pure country music, this song is for you!

Drew Fish Band – “Wishful Drinkin‘”

This new song was released by the brilliant Texas band Drew Fish Band on December 6th. “Wishful Drinkin‘” is a catchy Honky Tonk song that will be part of an upcoming album, to be released on February 2020.

Charley Crockett – “Banjo Pickin’ Man” 

Texan artist Charley Crockett recently released this song for OurVinyl Sessions, and you can find its video released outside of Nashville at the end of this post. An excellent bluegrass song !

Logan Samford – “Broke Heart

Logan Samford, who was part of the Texan brilliant band Shotgun Rider, released this excellent song on November 22d. Very catchy, this song will be part of an upcoming EP, to be released on February 2020.

Parker Ford – “Famous Enough” 

Famous enough” was released by Parker Ford, a talented artist from Liberty, South Carolina, on November 22d. You will have this excellent song on repeat if you love both southern rock and country music.

This playlist lives on Spotify, but if you don’t use this streaming service, you can check out the list below and find the songs you want to listen on your favorite streaming app.

There’s not a particular order between these 30 songs.

Please, for those who have Country Music France among its favorite sites, note that the blog’s URL has changed. It’s now https://countrymusicfrance.fr .

Merry Christmas y’all!

Nicolas Davelu

Break my heart all over againRobert Ray – Single

Old Fashioned ChristmasCharlie Marie – Single

One night in TulsaKylie Frey – Single

Precious MemoriesJames Carothers – Songs and Stories

I don’t have to die to go to HeavenShane Owens – Thankful for country music

Loved you this muchJulia Hatfield – Halfway Here (EP)

Red Dirt TexasHayden Haddock -Single

TornadoWynn Williams – Self-titled EP

Purdy Dang BuenoDos Borrachos – Dos Borrachos

Burn it at both endsRandall King – Single

Rodeo GirlMicky & The Motorcars – Long Time Comin’

Horseshoes & Hand GrenadesAnnie Rost – Single

Wishful Drinkin’Drew Fish Band – Single

WhiskeyCody Jinks – The Wanting

Banjo Pickin’ ManCharley Crockett – Single

Whiskey in your WaterEvan Felker and Carrie Rodriguez – Single

Broke HeartLogan Samford – Single

Falling and FlyingStoney LaRue – Onward

Wait for You in HeavenCreed Fisher – Old School

Until I Found YouTriston Marez – Until I Found You

Tequila DoesMiranda Lambert – Wildcard

Hometown JerseyErin Enderlin – Faulkner County

If we make it through DecemberMickey Lamantia feat Melonie Cannon – Single

Famous Enough – Parker Ford Single

Does To Me – Luke Combs feat Eric Church – What you see is what you get

Cowboy for ChristmasJenny Tolman – Single

Whiskey’s Workin’ WellJamie Richards – Single

The Meaning of the WordAgs Connolly – Wrong again

Wild CardMorgan Ashley – Wild Card (EP)

Lost in the City LightsJohnny Falstaff – Single