Everything We Know About George Strait’s New Album, ‘Honky Tonk Time Machine’
George Strait is getting back in the saddle with a brand-new album coming soon. The project will be Strait's first release of new music since his 2015 album, Cold Beer Conversation.
Below, The Boot has rounded up all the details about Honky Tonk Time Machine, the country legend's 29th studio album. Read on to learn more.
The title of Strait's new album is Honky Tonk Time Machine. He revealed the project's name onstage during an early December concert in Las Vegas, Nev.
The Release Date
We don't have a release date for Strait's new album yet, but when we do, we'll post it here.
The Record Label
Strait has been with MCA Nashville since the beginning of his career. Honky Tonk Time Machine will be released on the same label.
The Album Cover
We don't have the cover art for Strait's new album yet. When we do, we'll add it here.
Strait hasn't revealed who is at the helm for Honky Tonk Time Machine, but Cold Beer Conversation was produced by Strait along with Chuck Ainlay. Stay tuned to find out if they'll be teaming up again.
Strait hasn't announced his first official single for Honky Tonk Time Machine yet. When he does, we'll update this story.
In early December, Strait released the song "Codigo," a breezy new track that's heavy on the twang and all about the good times in life. He dropped the tune, in true King George fashion, shortly before playing two sold-out shows in Las Vegas, Nev., at which he shared two new songs with his live audiences and spilled some details about his new album.
"Every Little Honky Tonk Bar," was written by Strait along with his son Bubba and tunesmith Dean Dillon at the end of a long writing session. They were tired, but the younger Strait tossed out an idea that they couldn't pass up. The song's lyrics include the line "Whiskey is the gasoline that lights the fire that burns the bridge ..."
"God and Country Music," meanwhile, brings a slow and more lonesome sound. The tune name-drops famous country songs and artists to make the point that both God and country music "never change." "You find 'em when you need 'em," Strait sings in "God and Country Music." "Come hell or high water, there's two things still worth savin' / God and country music."
The Boot will update this story when more songs are revealed.
Since concluding his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour -- which was billed as his farewell tour -- in 2014, non-Vegas shows have been a relatively rare occurrence for Strait. However, in November, he announced a 2019 stop in Atlanta, Ga., with a bill that also includes Chris Stapleton, Chris Janson and Ashley McBryde.
In addition to more Las Vegas residency dates, Strait has also booked a few additional non-Vegas shows for 2019. Visit GeorgeStrait.com for more details.
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