When George Strait announced last September that his 2013-2014 Cowboy Rides Away tour would be his last, he was quick to clarify that he’s retiring from the road, not the recording studio.
“I’m still going to try and make a record every year,” the country icon insisted. And he’s making good on that promise.
Love Is Everything, the King of Country Music’s 40th studio album, is set to hit stores May 14. The first taste of the project is “Give It All We Got Tonight,” which is climbing the singles charts and just may be the 60-year-old legend’s 60th No. 1 hit. In fact, there’s an entire movement to help catapult the song to the chart’s penthouse. Fans have started the 60 for 60 campaign to make sure George will have 60 chart-toppers before his 61st birthday on May 18.
As for the rest of the album, the singer has done a lot of writing with his pal, Dean Dillon (“The Chair,” “Ocean Front Property”), and his son, Bubba Strait (“Living for the Night,” “Here for a Good Time”). Love Is Everything is already available for pre-order.
After a sold-out show in Houston Sunday night (March 17), the Cowboy Rides Away tour picks back up this Friday in Greenville, S.C. See a full list of cities and dates on the trek here.