Editors’ Notes From Willie and Waylon through alt-country and Americana, country music has a long history of artists planted in the present but still connected to tradition. These songs offer an alternative to country-pop polish—modern country that calls back to the form at its most stripped-down and direct. Our editors regularly update this playlist. If you like a song, add it to your library.

SONG
ALBUM
Watch the World Die
3:54
 
Mud
5:35
 
3:44
 
Nobody To Blame
4:04
 
Handful of Hell
2:57
 
Rolling Stone
4:00
 
Sleeping on the Blacktop
3:12
 
Wild and Free
2:39
 
Long White Line
4:01
 
Wicked Game
6:11
 
Which One I Feed
3:39
 
3:19
 
Livin' Part of Life
4:29
 
Diamond Rings & Cocaine
3:11
 
I'm the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised
4:11
 
In Came You
3:33
 
Feathered Indians
3:44
 
Outlaw Blood (feat. Ashley McBryde)
3:09
 
Babylon
3:46
 
Southpaw
4:04
 
Brother
3:56
 
Hillbilly Rollin' Stone
3:39
 
Shut Up Sheila
3:51
 
Shoot Me Straight
6:24
 
Heading South
2:51
 
High Cost of Living
5:45
 
The Devil Always Made Me Think Twice
4:11
 
Long Haired Country Boy (feat. The Rockin' CJB)
4:17
 
Come Back Down
3:28
 
Twinkle Twinkle
3:31
 
All by My Lonesome
2:37
 
Empty Grave
3:53
 
Starlight
3:21
 
Still Drivin'
3:03
 
The Beginning
4:22
 
First Thing I Reach For
3:14
 
Mockingbird
4:38
 
The Way It Was
3:07
 
Blessed & Broken
4:21
 
Hard Livin'
2:59
 
It's Your Fault
3:43
 
4:49
 
The Weight of the Badge
3:46
 
Weatherman
3:34
 
Let Me Down Easy (feat. Amanda Shires)
2:54
 
Wrong End of the Rainbow (feat. Jamey Johnson)
3:59
 
The Way That I Am
3:57
 
Heaven Sent
3:52
 
None'ya
3:28
 
One Night in Tulsa
3:09
 
Bury My Bones
4:19
 
No Stone Unturned
4:21
 
House Fire
3:52
 
What's There to Say?
3:13
 
Highwomen
3:32
 
Blue Collar Boys
3:41
 
Hard Time with the Truth
4:11
 
I Don’t Owe You Anything
2:34
 
The Snake
4:00
 
Drag You Down
2:37
 
All Said and Done
3:58
 
Never Could Toe the Mark (Live)
3:26
 
Loud and Heavy
3:49
 
Come to Think About It
3:33
 
Sallisaw Blue
3:57
 
Hurtin' (On the Bottle)
4:12
 
Too High to Cry
6:29
 
Send the Sun
2:57
 
Never Left Memphis
3:20
 
Can I Get an Outlaw
3:58
 
Outlaw in 'Em
3:36
 
21st Century Honky Tonk American Band
4:38
 
Whiskey Bound
5:30
 
High Class White Trash
2:57
 
Every Bad Habit
3:24
 
God's Country
3:25
 
Always a Woman
4:08
 
The Tree
3:09
 
Country Squire
3:21
 
More Than One Year
3:52
 
State I’m In
3:01
 
All Around You
3:35
 
Bones
3:57
 
8:07
 
Breaking Strings
3:43
 
Live Forever
3:06
 
Time to Move On
3:49
 
Rock That Says My Name
6:27
 
You Are My Sunshine (with Chris Stapleton)
6:13
 
Wolves
4:32
 
4:44
 
Baby Outlaw
3:19
 
Bourbon and the Blues
5:04
 
Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion
3:30
 
5:49
 
Ghost Town
4:06
 
Drinkin'
3:42
 
If It Hadn't Been For Love
3:59
 
Wash Me Clean
3:18
 

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