We’ve got a new album out today by THE KING, yes that would be Mr George Strait himself. George’s new album is called Love is Everything and it’s a winner! George has been at it long enough in this business to know what works and this album is definitely working. It’s like he keeps getting better and better! I am not really sure how to narrow down the must listens on this album because I’m gonna listen to this album over and over and over again I can already tell. But these are the ones that caught my attention at first listen: “I Got a Car”, “Blue Melodies”, “I Thought I Heard My Heart Sing”.
Trace Adkins also has a new album out today called Love Will… and he’s got some awesome guest stars if you will. Exile and Colbie Caillet are featured on this album. These are the must listens for this album: “Kiss You All Over”, “If The Sun Comes Up”, “Watch The World End”.
Go check these out for sure! So tell me, what else are yall listening to?
I’m going to do a different kind of New Music post today. George Strait’s Cowboy Rides Away tour is in full swing and he came through Houston for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on Sunday night. Let me tell you, these tickets were hard to come by and we were in the nosebleeds but we were not going to miss his show on his last year of touring. I’ve been going to see George Strait at the rodeo since I was a kid, it just wouldn’t be the same if there were no George Strait at the Houston Rodeo. As you can imagine there are tons of people with the same thing on their mind, 80,000 people actually–setting a new attendance record! As you can imagine there was a lot of walking going on to get through the Reliant Center and Stadium and I decided to wear my Pecos Bill Turquoise boots from Langston’s for the first time. I thought it was probably nuts to wear some boots I’d never worn before when I knew I was going to be doing a lot of walking, but I went ahead and went with it and thought I’d tough it out. Tough it out I did not because they are THE MOST COMFORTABLE boots I own–just as comfortable as my trusty Luccheses. If you are looking for some CUTE AND COMFORTABLE boots you can not go wrong with these. I got many compliments on them!! In addition to my Pecos Bill boots, George Strait did not disappoint either performing lots of his oldies but goodies and new stuff also.
In addition to his performance on Sunday, George Strait also announced his upcoming 40th album will be released on May 14th and called Love is Everything. We’ll talk more about that album around that date, I can’t wait!!
Are y’all ready to get in the holiday spirit! I would love to share some of my favorite country Christmas albums with you to get your playlist started. Here goes…probably my first favorite Christmas album is from King George. George Strait’s Merry Christmas Strait to You NEVER gets old for me. Dig that out of the archives folks and re-listen, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
My next most played Christmas album is by Lee Ann Womack. A Season for Romance is a great bluesy country Christmas album. My favorite track is the title track although there is a fun duet with Harry Connick Jr that you might want to have a listen to.
You can never go wrong with a Martina McBride Christmas album. This is has some of the classics that she does best.
And last but not least, one of my favorite singers ever, Faith Hill. Her first Christmas single was “Where Are You Christmas” off the Grinch soundtrack. She followed that up with a whole album entitled Joy to the World. Probably the most famous song off this album is “A Baby Changes Everything”. Definitely a must listen.
What are your favorite Christmas albums to listen to each year?
I have a few more singles that yall need to check out. We’ll start with the King. I’m talking George Strait of course. He’s got a new single out called Give It All We Got. And damn he’s sexy, you know? He announced that this next tour will be his last, though that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop recording we just won’t get to see him much after this. I tell you what, keep on recording stuff like this George!!
Next up, Leann Rimes has a new single out and wow does it seem personal. It’s like an apology to her ex-husband. Kinda interesting to listen to something like this…you should check it out for sure.
And last, I want to fill you in on some songs from the tv shows out there! Cassadee Pope on Blake Shelton’s team on The Voice sang the hell out of Over You (Miranda Lambert’s song she co-wrote with Shelton about his brother who passed away). I believe Pope made it to #1 on iTunes for a while there…
Also, one of my favorites off Nashville that Connie Britton sings is called Buried Under. There are two versions on iTunes, you want this one for sure.
Two new albums out today by Jason Aldean and Jamey Johnson.
Jason Aldean’s Night Train is his fifth album and is definitely a southern rock album. This is Aldean’s follow up to My Kinda Party which was a huge success for him and basically put him on the map as a big time artist. You’ll find some familiar guys on “The Only Way I Know” when Aldean sings with Luke Bryan and Eric Church. Check that one out along with “1994″ and “Take a Little Ride”.
Jamey Johnson’s Living for a Song is a Tribute to Hank Cochran. This is Johnson’s follow up to The Guitar Song in 2010. We heard a little bit of Johnson’s love for Cochran on The Guitar Song with “Set ‘Em Up Joe”. Living for a Song has a lot of duets, so many that I can’t even list them all, though I’ll give you some highlights: George Strait, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack, Ray Price, Asleep at the Wheel and more! Definitely check out The Eagle, which is the duet with George Strait.
Ok folks, no new music this week, but there’s definitely some new stuff next week and by some BIG NAMES *cough* TIM MCGRAW *cough*. Speaking of BIG NAMES, I have a little treat for you today. If you don’t have a collection of George Strait albums or are trying to figure out where to start, this album is IT. Best of George Strait features every single George Strait song you should familiarize yourself with. However, this album does only have 11 of his 600+ songs you can find on iTunes. So in addition to Best of George Strait, these are a few more that I’d download individually: Run, Carrying Your Love With Me, You Look So Good in Love, and my all time favorite George Strait song EVER Marina Del Rey.
What are y’all listening to right now? What are your favorite albums to listen to over and over again?
I’m definitely looking forward to next week’s new releases!!
Today is the last Country Christmas post before Christmas!! I saved the best for last!! George Strait’s “Merry Christmas Strait to You” is a definite must for your country Christmas song list. I’ve been listening to this album since at least ’93 and it has been around since ’86! There are classics and “new” songs on this album and all of them are FABULOUS! I mean you can never go wrong with George Strait and that holds true even for Christmas. I’m not even going to select my favs from this album because I can listen to them all equally as much. Though if you want to know what it’s like for us folks that live in Texas, just have a listen to “When it’s Christmas time in Texas”.
I hope everyone has a fantastic and very Merry Christmas! I’ll be back next week with some New Year’s music for you and then we start the new year off with some NEW MUSIC!
As you’ve seen, this is Man Week on the Langston’s blog! So I thought I’d take take us back a couple of years and feature the ultimate MAN on the country scene, the king, George Strait! Take a look for yourself in George’s Troubadour video at his style through the years, dude is a SHARP DRESSED MAN!
George has always had a very clean cut style, which I love! Most of the time you will see him in a solid color shirt, starched jeans, belt and boots with either a straw or felt hat. It’s a classic look that will never die. Here’s how I would do it Langston’s style.
Today is a big day folks. It’s the new release from King George. I’m talking about George Strait of course! His new album is called Here for a Good Time and it’s out today!
On this new album, George co-wrote 7 of the 11 songs. He co-wrote with his son Bubba and writing partner Dean Dillon. And he also co-produced with producer Tony Brown. This is George’s 39th studio album and his latest single, the title track, Here for a Good Time is his 89th career single.
Aside from the title track, these are the songs I would definitely check out if I were you: “Drinkin’ Man”, “Shame On Me”, “I’ll Always Remember You”.
Dude still has it. Dude is still sexy. Dude can SANG.
I’m not sure who ISN’T a huge George Strait fan. I have loved every album since the beginning…I have many of his albums. And so I picked this album as one of my many favorite George Strait albums and damn does he look hot on the cover doesn’t he? Listen to “House With No Doors”, “Troubadour” and “I Saw God Today”. Troubadour by George Strait