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Penned by Strait and Johnson, “Kicked Outta Country” is one of two unreleased tracks on ‘Strait Out of the Box: Part 2’

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George Strait co-wrote the song "Kicked Outta Country" with Jamey Johnson and included it on his forthcoming 'Strait Out of the Box: Part 2.'

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For the second time in his remarkable career, George Strait will be celebrated with a hit-filled boxed set. The three-disc collection, out November 18th exclusively at Walmart, will feature two new songs: “Kicked Outta Country,” which Strait co-wrote with Jamey Johnson, and “You Gotta Go Through Hell,” which the entertainer penned with his son Bubba Strait and his longtime go-to tunesmith Dean Dillon. Johnson, with Bill Anderson and Buddy Cannon, previously co-wrote “Give It Away,” Strait’s 2007 ACM Single of the Year and CMA Song of the Year, which is among the tracks on Strait Out of the Box: Part 2.

Covering the most recent two decades of Strait’s impressive run, the 56-track collection boasts 36 of the country legend’s singles, including 26 Number Ones, all personally selected by the singer himself. The 1995 predecessor, Strait Out of the Box, has sold more than two million copies to date and – because it contains four discs – is certified eight-times platinum, making it one of the top-selling box sets of all time.

“Going back through all the songs for this box set does bring back a lot of old memories,” says the Texas native, who debuted in 1981 with “Unwound,” a Top Ten hit co-written by Dean Dillon and Frank Dycus. “A lot of them we considered for radio singles and for whatever reason, we just picked something else. It was not that hard to pick them after I looked through them because there are just so many that are my favorites.”

Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 is now available for pre-order along with select merchandise, including a silver-plated belt buckle identical to the one featured on the collection’s cover.

A 23-time CMA award winner, with 89 total nominations, Strait will perform on Wednesday night’s 50th Annual CMA Awards telecast, airing live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, November 2nd at 8 p.m. ET.

Strait Out of the Box, Part 2 track listing:

Disc 1 (1996-2000)

  1. “Blue Clear Sky”
  2. “Carried Away”
  3. “Rockin’ in the Arms Of Your Memory”
  4. “I Can Still Make Cheyenne”
  5. “Round About Way”
  6. “Carrying Your Love With Me”
  7. “One Night at a Time”
  8. “Today My World Slipped Away”
  9. “The Nerve”
  10. “I Just Want to Dance With You”
  11. “True”
  12. “Maria”
  13. “We Really Shouldn’t Be Doing This”
  14. “Meanwhile”
  15. “Write This Down”
  16. “The Best Day”
  17. “Looking Out My Window Through The Pain”
  18. “Go On”

Disc 2 (2001-2008)

  1. “She’ll Leave You With a Smile”
  2. “Run”
  3. “Living and Living Well”
  4. “My Life’s Been Grand”
  5. “Cowboys Like Us”
  6. “Desperately”
  7. “Four Down and Twelve Across”
  8. “I Hate Everything”
  9. “Seashores of Old Mexico”
  10. “She Let Herself Go”
  11. “Give It Away”
  12. “Wrapped”
  13. “It Just Comes Natural”
  14. “Texas Cookin'”
  15. “How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls”
  16. “Come on Joe”
  17. “Troubadour”
  18. “River of Love”
  19. “I Saw God Today”

Disc 3 (2009-2016)

  1. “Living for the Night”
  2. “Out of Sight Out of Mind”
  3. “Arkansas Dave”
  4. “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright”
  5. “Drinkin’ Man”
  6. “Shame on Me”
  7. “Here for a Good Time”
  8. “House Across The Bay”
  9. “Blue Marlin Blues”
  10. “I’ll Always Remember You”
  11. “Give It All We Got Tonight”
  12. “I Just Can’t Go On Dying Like This”
  13. “That’s What Breaking Hearts Do”
  14. “The Night Is Young”
  15. “I Believe
  16. “Goin’ Goin’ Gone”
  17. “Everything I See”
  18. “Kicked Outta Country” (new song)
  19. “You Gotta Go Through Hell” (new song) 

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