This week we’ve got a stack of new releases from some longtime alt-country heroes — including the Jayhawks, Rodney Crowell, and Cowboy Junkies. The Jayhawks — our Spotlight artist for July — have recorded for their own a batch of songs that frontman Gary Louris wrote with other artists. Crowell dips back into his vast catalog to put a modern spin on some of his best-loved songs. The Cowboy Junkies, on the other hand, have written entirely new songs to address our here and now. And don’t miss new music from some relative newcomers — 10 String Symphony and AHI.