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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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recording front. This surprise release shows an artist now in his early 60s completely capable of being the leading voice for his brand of country music, which is increasingly rare these days. Strait always has enjoyed a voice that resonates and is dexterous depending on the style. And the Texan sticks with the types of styles that brought him to the top - traditional country ("Let It Go," "Goin' Goin' Gone"), Texas swing ("It Takes All Kinds") and Zydeco »»»
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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: There's a lot to be said about The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a few years ago, The Felice Brothers continued with a new rhythm section and a new album, "Undressed," that is heavily political.... »»»
Concert Review: Turner bring it on (to his second) home – Frank Turner opined during the first of four sold-out nights of the Lost Evenings Festival that Boston was his home away from his British home. The likable, accessible singer hit the sweet spot not only with his perspective, but his performance as well demonstrated why. Turner made a major change in this year's festival. For the first time, he... »»»
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