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New Music Friday: Top picks for August 2

(Left to right) Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby of The Highwomen perform onstage for Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on April 1, 2019. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for for Essential Broadcast Media, LLC)

Fridays are always a great day for music lovers as not only does it mark the last workday for many in the week but it’s also the day where most artists release new music. Here is a look at some of the releases out the week of August 2:

Drake’s “Care Package”

Hot off of his announcement of co-partnering with NBA star LeBron James on the Canadian expansion of the company Uninterrupted, Drake released a ” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>collection of previously released tracks and fan favorites from throughout his career that were never given official release.

Age Is Just A Number

At 77-years-old, jazz artist Wendell Harrison is coming back with his new single “Turnaround.”

“Quite often as humans we have to stop, take count of where we’ve been, and analyze our progress and direction in terms of our future.”
– Wendell Harrison

The Highwomen take over

They are billed as the supergroup of country music. ‘The Highwomen’ featuring — Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires — debut their new cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” on Friday. It’s a hard track to cover but the vocal of the group took the song to another level. It will be featured in the new movie, “The Kitchen,” which stars comedy powerhouses Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish.

Sheryl Crow needs to know when it’s over

Crow’s final studio album “Threads” will be out at the end of August. It features some of the who’s-who of the music industry from Eric Clapton to Maren Morris. On Friday she released the tune “Tell Me When It’s Over,” featuring Chris Stapleton.

Who was the leader of the charts?

Old Town Road” beat Mariah Carey’s record this week. The song by Lil Nas X feature Billy Ray Cyrus became the longest running number 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 after 17 weeks atop the chart.