Strait releases new single
Monday, February 11, 2019
– George Strait released a new single, "Every Little Honky Tonk Bar," today .
"Every Little Honky Tonk Bar," written by Strait, his son Bubba and longtime collaborator Dean Dillon, is also available on all digital and streaming partners with its official radio add date being Feb. 19.
The song follows the announcement of Strait's upcoming 30th studio album release, "Honky Tonk Time Machine," out March 29 on MCA Nashville. Strait produced the album alongside Chuck Ainlay and wrote eight of the 13 tracks. Strait previously released "Codigo" and "God and Country Music."
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At this stage of his nearly four-decades-long career, George Strait sure knows his sweet spot. Take a look at the cover of his 30th studio album, and it's understood that it's the honky tonks that are part and parcel of the tall Texan. Not to mention the title.
And that means, Strait is going to be singing about drinking, loving and faith in styles ranging from honky tonk to straight ahead country to Tex-Mex stylings to ballads. You're also going to hear fiddle and pedal steel ...
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 ...
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.
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