George Strait’s thirtieth studio album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, is set to arrive March 29. In keeping with the title, King George doesn’t appear on the cover: instead, it’s a picture of the Broken Spoke honky tonk in Austin, Texas.
The Country Music Hall of Famer co-wrote most of the album with longtime collaborator Dean Dillon and his son, Bubba Strait. The family affair continues on the new track “God and Country Music,” which includes a guest vocal from his grandson, Harvey Strait.
“I’m really excited to have some new music coming out,” Strait says. “It’s been about two years since I’ve released a record.”
“It was great writing with Bubba and Dean again and creating such a beautiful song with Bubba and Jeff Hyde,” he adds, referring specifically to the tune “What Goes Up.”
The album closes with a cut George co-wrote and sings with the Red-Headed Stranger.
“It was a very special thing for me to be able to write and sing one with the legend, Willie Nelson,” Strait continues. “I hope everyone enjoys listening to Honky Tonk Time Machine as much as I enjoyed making it.”
This weekend, George notches his twenty-first and twenty-second sold-out concerts in Las Vegas. He’s also adding a second show in Ft. Worth Texas on Saturday, November 23, due to high demand. Tickets go on sale next Friday.
Here’s the complete track listing for George Strait’s Honky Tonk Time Machine, which comes out March 29:
“Every Little Honky Tonk Bar”
“Two More Wishes”
“God and Country Music” (with Harvey Strait)
“Take Me Away”
“The Weight of the Badge”
“Honky Tonk Time Machine”
“What Goes Up”
“Sing One with Willie” (featuring Willie Nelson)
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