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Strait packs box set

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – George Strait will release "Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 " on Nov. 18 exclusively with Walmart.

The 3-disc, 56-track collection features 36 hit singles including 26 number ones plus 2 new songs co-written by Strait along with 18 choice album cuts, all personally selected by Strait.

The release spans 20 years of Strait's career from 1996 to 2016 and follows the highly successful, 8x Platinum-selling 1995 release, "Strait Out of the Box."

"Going back through all the songs for this box set does bring back a lot of old memories," said Strait. "A lot of them we considered for radio singles and for whatever reason, we just picked something else. It was not that hard to pick them after I looked through them because there are just so many that are my favorites." The two new songs, "Kicked Outta Country" (Strait/Jamey Johnson) and "You Gotta Go Through Hell" (Strait/Bubba Strait/Dean Dillon) are the first new recordings released from Strait since last year's surprise "Cold Beer Conversation" album.

Disc 1 (1996-2000)
1. Blue Clear Sky
2. Carried Away
3. Rockin' In The Arms Of Your Memory
4. I Can Still Make Cheyenne
5. Round About Way
6. Carrying Your Love With Me
7. One Night At A Time
8. Today My World Slipped Away
9. The Nerve
10. I Just Want To Dance With You
11. True
12. Maria
13. We Really Shouldn't Be Doing This
14. Meanwhile
15. Write This Down
16. The Best Day
17. Looking Out My Window Through The Pain
18. Go On Disc 2 (2001-2008)
1. She'll Leave You With A Smile
2. Run
3. Living and Living Well
4. My Life's Been Grand
5. Cowboys Like Us
6. Desperately
7. Four Down and Twelve Across
8. I Hate Everything
9. Seashores of Old Mexico
10. She Let Herself Go
11. Give It Away
12. Wrapped
13. It Just Comes Natural
14. Texas Cookin'
15. How 'Bout Them Cowgirls
16. Come On Joe
17. Troubadour
18. River Of Love
19. I Saw God Today

Disc 3 (2009-2016)
1. Living For The Night
2. Out Of Sight Out Of Mind
3. Arkansas Dave
4. Love's Gonna Make It Alright
5. Drinkin' Man
6. Shame On Me
7. Here For A Good Time
8. House Across The Bay
9. Blue Marlin Blues
10. I'll Always Remember You
11. Give It All We Got Tonight
12. I Just Can't Go On Dying Like This
13. That's What Breaking Hearts Do
14. The Night Is Young
15. I Believe
16. Goin' Goin' Gone
17. Everything I See
18. Kicked Outta Country*
19. You Gotta Go Through Hell*

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The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium CD review - The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium
George Strait has been one of the most dependable country music stars for three decades. In this day and age, the Texan is a certifiable throwback. He's low key, not a self-promoter. All's he has done is churn out hit after hit for decade after decade. He has not been the kind of artist who put his finger up in the air either or trading his cowboy hat for a baseball cap. When looking up the definition of traditional country, George Strait sits at the top. Strait tackles 20 songs on »»»
Love Is Everything CD review - Love Is Everything
George Strait may have reached his seventh decade, but he shows zero signs of slowing down. In fact, Strait seems to be getting even more consistent as he gets older. Strait doesn't stray all that far from the formula that has resulted in superstar status. First and foremost, that means his sonorous voice is mixed far above the music, a very good thing. He is comfortable on everything including hard core country (pedal steel, fiddle and mandolin are not tacked on afterthoughts with »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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