Top 89 of 2020: Mike Pengra, Radio Heartland host

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The end of the year is fast approaching, and that means it's time to reflect on your favorite music of 2020! Here are Mike Pengra's favorite songs of the year. Listen to The Current on New Year's Eve to hear our Top 89 Songs of 2020 countdown.

Top 10 Songs of 2020

Pressing Strings – "Brave"
Rose Cousins – "The Return (Love Comes Back)"
Turn Turn Turn – "Cold Hard Truth"
Chris Stapleton – "Starting Over"
John Moreland – "Harder Dreams"
Katie Pruitt – "Expectations"
The War and Treaty – "Jubilee"
Sarah Jarosz – "Pay It No Mind"
Johnny Nicholas – "Wanna Be Your Baby"
Brandy Clark – "Who You Thought I Was"

Top 20 Albums of 2020

Pharis and Jason Romero – Bet on Love
Lucinda Williams – Good Souls, Better Angels
Kristin Granger and True North – Ghost Tattoo
Fretland – Fretland
Sarah Jarosz – World On The Ground
Logan Ledger – Logan Ledger
The Jayhawks – XOXO
Katie Pruitt – Expectations
Dirk Powell – When I Wait For You
Johnny Nicholas – Mistaken Identity
The Avett Brothers – The Third Gleam
Hawktail – Formations
John Moreland – LP5
Rose Cousins – Bravado
Jackson Browne – A Little Soon To Say
Pressing Strings – Settle In
Turn Turn Turn – Can't Go Back
Lizanne Knott – Bones And Gravity
Chris Stapleton – Starting Over
Liz Longley – Funeral For My Past

Count down the Top 89 with The Current

The Current staff's favorite music of 2020


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