George Strait’s surprise announcement was better than anyone could have expected or wished for! Strait announced the release of his newest album, and here’s the twist- it’s coming out this week! (Sept 25th) During a press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the ‘King of Country’ revealed the details of the new album, Cold Beer Conversation. The album’s lead singe is scheduled to come out on Wednesday, September 23rd, while the the album is set to be released on Friday, September 25th. AWESOMESAUCE!
Strait said, “I’m really, really proud of this new album. 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. ”
Some of the album’s songs were co-written by Strait and his son, Bubba, including “Let It Go“, “It Takes All Kinds” and “Everything I See“. Which gives it an “extra cool” factor!
But hey– there is more!
Strait also announced he will be one of the first artists to perform at the new Las Vegas Arena, which is scheduled to open in the spring. He announced a series of shows beginning spring 2016 through fall 2016.
In the press conference, Strait said, “I’m very excited to be coming back out and playing for the fans out there. I’m really looking forward to it so much. Come April, it’ll be about a year and 10 months since I performed with my band … It’s gonna be exciting to get back out there again. I’m looking forward to singing those songs that I love so much.”
Looks like I, for one, will be heading to Vegas!
Here is a video from Youtube of part of the press conference!
(Photo: screenshot from youtube video)