Strait lets it go
Friday, April 17, 2015
– George Strait may be done with touring, but he is not done releasing new music. Strait is releasing a new single, "Let It Go," to radio.
Strait wrote the song with his son Bubba and Keith Gattis. Strait will perform the song live on Sunday at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Arlington, Texas.
The mid-tempo, easy-going song, which clocks in at 3:39, is on a forthcoming album from Strait, although no release date has been set.
Strait launched a farewell tour, which ended in 2014, but he indicated he would continue releasing 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.
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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.
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