Album number 34 coming soon from George Strait
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
– After more than 62 million albums sold and 52 number ones,George Strait is back for more. "It Just Comes Natural" hits stores Oct. 3. “Give It Away,” the first release from his forthcoming album, is Strait’s fastest-moving single in five years.
The new disc includes Western swing, barroom anthems, two-steppers and ballads, The disc includes Bobby Braddock’s tongue-in-cheek “She Told Me So” to the ballad “That’s My Kind of Woman,” co-written by perennial Strait favorite Dean Dillon.
The title track penned by Marv Green and Jim Collins, while Strait also covers “One Foot in Front of the Other" by Lee Roy Parnell/Cris Moore. A trio of cowboy tunes help round out the album. “I Ain’t Her Cowboy Anymore” is a cowboy’s lament of regret tinged with attitude, and “How ’Bout Them Cowgirls” sings the praises, while the whimsical “Texas Cookin’,” written by Guy Clark, is mined from the mid-70s Austin folk scene.
So saddle up and settle in for 15 gems from the master. Twenty-five years and a slew of multiplatinum albums later, he just keeps getting better, with music that touches the cowboy, the dreamer, the honky-tonker, and the Texan in all of us.
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