Surprise! George Strait Releasing New Album This Week
George Strait has announced his next studio album, and in a surprise twist, the project is slated to drop by the end of the week.
The King of Country revealed the details of his new project, Cold Beer Conversation, during a press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Tuesday (Sept. 22). The album’s lead single and title song will premiere at country radio on Wednesday (Sept. 23), and the album is set for release on Friday (Sept. 25) via iTunes, Apple Music and Walmart.
Cold Beer Conversation is the followup to 2013’s Love Is Everything, which featured “I Got a Car” and scored Strait his 60th No. 1 hit with “Give It All We Got Tonight.” Strait co-produced the new album with Chuck Ainley for George Strait Productions and drew from some of the top songwriters in Nashville for the 13 tracks, including Bill Anderson, Jamey Johnson, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Tom Shapiro.
Strait and his son Bubba also co-wrote some of the new songs, including “Let It Go,” “It Takes All Kinds” and “Everything I See.”
“I’m really, really proud of this new album,” Strait says. “I think it’s a great record. I always say this; I think it’s one of the best records I’ve done. I always shoot for that … you’ve gotta go in the studio thinking that way. So I’m very excited about that.”
The superstar had some time off between the end of his farewell tour and working on his new album, but he says he didn’t need to be pushed to get back to work.
“I’m inspired by going out and making the best record that I can make,” he states.
George Strait, Cold Beer Conversation Track Listing:
1. “It Was Love”
2. “Cold Beer Conversation”
3. “Let It Go”
4. “Goin’ Goin’ Gone”
5. “Something Going Down”
6. “Take Me to Texas”
7. “It Takes All Kinds”
8. “Stop and Drink”
9. “Everything I See”
10. “Rock Paper Scissors”
11. “Wish You Well”
12. “Cheaper Than a Shrink”
13. “Even When I Can’t Feel It”
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