BY LORIE LIEBIG Wide Open Country
Less than 24 hours after announcing new music and a Las Vegas residency, George Strait has released the lead single and title track off his upcoming album.
“Cold Beer Conversation” is a classic Strait song through and through. Written by Al Anderson, Ben Hayslip and Jimmy Yeary, the laid-back track is centered around Strait’s unmistakable vocals, which speak to you like a longtime friend.
“Cold beer conversation, just a couple ole’ boys, a little time well wasted,” Strait sings in the chorus. “Tryin’ to figure out life, tryin’ to figure out girls, tryin’ to find our places in this crazy ole’ world.” Longtime fans of Strait will instantly connect to the song and its earnestness, a quality that has made Strait one of the most celebrated artist in modern country music.
“I’m really, really proud of this new album, I think it’s a great record.” Strait said of his upcoming release during a Sept. 23 press conference. “I think it’s one of the best records I’ve done.”
Cold Beer Conversation will be released in Walmart stores and through Apple Music Sept. 25. Click below to hear the title track.