George Strait announces ‘Strait Out of the Box’ vinyl collection

Limited edition vinyl set available Dec 9th

George Strait, the undisputed “King of Country Music,” is set to release Strait Out of the Box: Vinyl Collection, a limited edition, ten volume vinyl set on sale Friday, December 9th. Pre-orders are underway at

The American music icon has released 30 studio albums with over 400 cuts in his illustrious career — this unparalleled compilation offers 128 of those songs, featuring an incredible 57 No. 1 singles. With hits spanning 35 prolific years (1981 – 2016), the collection will comprise all of the songs on both Strait Out Of The Box Part I and Part II projects, including singles such as “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” “Check Yes or No” and “She’ll Leave You with a Smile.”

The Strait Out of the Box: Vinyl Collection comes in a custom wood box. Limited quantities are available, each individually numbered in gold foil. The collection retails for $250.

This multi-volume set concludes a momentous year for the longtime MCA Nashville artist, who released Honky Tonk Time Machine in March. Produced by Strait and Chuck Ainlay, the album quickly became the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s record-extending 27th No. 1 Billboard country album.

With an unmatched 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 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. The Texas troubadour is the only artist or act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades and recently earned his 100th entry on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with current single “The Weight of the Badge.” He 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 25th and Sunday, January 26, 2020. Additionally, fans can catch Strait later this year at at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on November 22-23, plus two additional Strait to Vegas shows at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on December 6-7, with Ashley McBryde, and two more January 31-February 1, 2020.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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