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George Strait

MCA Records Nashville has been home to American music icon George Strait for 30 studio albums-and-counting with the latest offering taking a retrospective look at his illustrious career: a limited-edition special re-issue of his 1995 Strait Out of the Box: Part 1. The best-selling box set will be available exclusively at Walmart starting September 13th with pre-orders beginning today.

The 72-track collection takes a delightful trip through Strait’s early recording career, specifically 1981 to 1995, and features 31 No. 1 singles such as “You Look So Good in Love,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas” and “Check Yes or No.” What makes the collection even more special is the fact that each track was personally selected by the Texan himself.

In addition to the physical box set, a revamped Strait Out of the Box: Part 1 & 2 playlist is available to stream HERE, and fans can watch George Strait’s full collection of music videos HERE, newly remastered in HD.

Also on September 13th, Strait celebrates the release of the official soundtrack for Country Music – A Film By Ken Burns, an eight part PBS documentary spanning the history of country music. Strait will join artists such as Randy Travis and The Judds on the soundtrack via his signature hit “Amarillo By Morning.”

These announcements are yet another piece of a momentous year for the Country Music Hall of Fame member who released 2019’s best-selling Country album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, on MCA Nashville March 29th. Produced by Strait and Chuck Ainlay, the album quickly became Strait’s record-extending 27th No. 1 Billboard Country album. Comprised of 12 original titles plus Strait’s version of the Johnny Paycheck classic “Old Violin,” Honky Tonk Time Machine marks an incredible 30th career studio album for Strait.

With an unparalleled 60 singles hitting the top of the charts – more than any other artist in any genre – during the span of his 30+ year career, Strait is the undeniable “King of Country Music.” He has collected 33 Platinum or multi-Platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist and ranking third across all genres behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait is the only act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades and has sold nearly 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards

Strait also recently announced his return to the heartland in 2020 via performances at INTRUST Bank Arena on Friday, January 24th for Visit Wichita Presents Strait to Oz and in Kansas City for Strait to the Heartland at Sprint Center on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, 2020. Additionally, fans can catch Strait later this year at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on Aug. 17; at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on Nov. 22 and 23; and four additional “Strait to Vegas” shows at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 23 and 24, and Dec. 6 and 7. For more information, visit

Strait Out of the Box: Part 1 Track List:

Strait Out Of The Box: Part 1

DISC ONE (1976-1983)

  1. I Just Can’t Go On Dying Like This
  2. (That Don’t Change) The Way I Feel About You
  3. I Don’t Want To Talk It Over Anymore
  4. Unwound
  5. Blame It On Mexico
  6. Her Goodbye Hit Me In The Heart
  7. If You’re Thinking You Want A Stranger (There’s One Coming Home)
  8. Any Old Love Won’t Do
  9. Fool Hearted Memory
  10. Marina Del Rey
  11. I Can’t See Texas From Here
  12. Heartbroke
  13. What Would Your Memories Do
  14. Amarillo By Morning
  15. I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name
  16. A Fire I Can’t Put Out
  17. You Look So Good In Love
  18. 80 Proof Bottle Of Tear Stopper


DISC TWO (1983-1987)

  1. Right Or Wrong
  2. Let’s Fall To Pieces Together
  3. Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
  4. The Cowboy Rides Away
  5. The Fireman
  6. The Chair
  7. You’re Something Special To Me
  8. Haven’t You Heard
  9. In Too Deep
  10. Lefty’s Gone
  11. Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her
  12. It Ain’t Cool To Be Crazy About You
  13. Ocean Front Property
  14. Rhythm Of The Road
  15. Six Pack To Go (Duet With Hank Thompson)
  16. All My Ex’s Live In Texas
  17. Am I Blue
  18. Famous Last Words Of A Fool


DISC THREE (1987-1991)

  1. Baby Blue
  2. If You Ain’t Lovin’ (You Ain’t Livin’)
  3. Baby’s Gotten Good At Goodbye
  4. Bigger Man Than Me
  5. Hollywood Squares
  6. What’s Going On In Your World
  7. Ace In The Hole
  8. Love Without End, Amen
  9. Drinking Champagne
  10. I’ve Come To Expect It From You
  11. If I Know Me
  12. You Know Me Better Than That
  13. The Chill Of An Early Fall
  14. Lovesick Blues
  15. Milk Cow Blues
  16. Gone As A Girl Can Get
  17. So Much Like My Dad
  18. Trains Make Me Lonesome


DISC FOUR (1991-1995)

  1. Wonderland Of Love
  2. I Cross My Heart
  3. Heartland
  4. When Did You Stop Loving Me
  5. Overnight Male
  6. The King Of Broken Hearts
  7. Where The Sidewalk Ends
  8. Easy Come, Easy Go
  9. I’d Like To Have That One Back
  10. Lovebug
  11. The Man In Love With You
  12. Just Look At Me
  13. Stay Out Of My Arms
  14. Big Ball’s In Cowtown (With Asleep At The Wheel)
  15. The Big One
  16. Fly Me To The Moon (Duet With Frank Sinatra)
  17. Check Yes Or No
  18. I Know She Still Loves Me

    Audio / George Strait’s first No. 1 hit was “Fool Hearted Memory,” which hit the top of the charts in 1982.


    George Strait (1st No. 1) OC: …incredible feeling. :34
    “It was pretty incredible, because I just felt fortunate to get a record contract. I’d been trying to do that for quite a few years. I went to Nashville and I cut ‘Unwound’ and they signed me on that record, which gave me a chance to do an album when ‘Unwound,’ I think went to five or six on the charts, so they let me do an album. I felt real fortunate just to be able to do that, and to have one go No. 1 was an incredible feeling.”

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