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Live from Gruene Hall, it's George Strait

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – George Strait is going back to the clubs on Wednesday.

Strait will play a "Strait Out of the Box: Part 2" album release show on Nov. 16 at Gruene Hall Dance Hall in New Braunfels, Texas, where Strait played in the '70s.

While tickets are not available for purchase, fans can live-stream the event Wednesday at 8 p.m. eastern.

The 3-disc, 56-track collection is available this Friday, Nov. 18 exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com. Featuring 36 of Strait's hit singles including 26 number 1s, 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." The two new songs offered in the set, "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.

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