Now that July 2020 is ending, our New Music Friday playlist is complete. This month saw a lot of new music across all genres — and even a few surprises (we’re looking at you, Taylor Swift). Here’s what we loved this month.
Let’s start with singer-songwriter Tucker Beathard. He’s gearing up to release the second installment of his debut double album, King, next month. On that album is “Faithful,” a studio recording of an “early-career YouTube favorite.” We can see why fans gravitated towards this one. Pre-order King here.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Swift surprised (and delighted) her fans by releasing her new album, folklore. We included “cardigan” in this playlist but, honestly, the whole record is terrific. “betty” will be a fast favorite with country fans (and it’s now on country radio!).
Perhaps the catchiest song on our July 2020 New Music Friday playlist is “Be Like That.” The infectious song is a collaboration between Kane Brown, Swae Lee and Khalid. Another catchy song is by Avenue Beat, “F2020.” If you’re frustrated with this upside-down year, you’ll love it too. Our friend Rob Mayes also had a busy month with music and “Don’t Give Up on Me” easily made it onto this list (if you need a refresher on Mayes, read our interview with him).
“This Town is a Woman” is one of the tracks on Lori McKenna‘s album, The Balladeer. This song features Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman. The Balladeer is another album that’s worth buying in its entirety and it proves just how versatile of a talent McKenna is.
No matter what kind of music you’re into, you’ll find something for you on our all-genre playlist. Check it out below and give it a follow while you’re there. We’ll continue to update it throughout August as we hear more great music.
Did we miss something you love this month? Leave us a comment and let us know.
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