George Strait Teases New Album, Debuts Song with Chris Stapleton


If you’re needy for some new music from George Strait, you may not have to wait much longer. At the George Strait show at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Saturday night (5/4), Strait not only confirmed a new album is on the way, he also debuted two new songs from it, including one with his stadium tour mate Chris Stapleton. You better like drinking songs, because that’s what Strait appears ready to serve up.

During the concert, Strait dropped the nugget, “We’re gonna do a few new things tonight. We’ve got a new record that’s called ‘Cowboys and Dreamers.’ It’s gonna be coming out SOON. This is a song off of that record, it’s called ‘Three Drinks Behind.’ Don’t ever get there.

This bar’s where I come to, when life gets to me,
A night without thinkin’, is just what I need.
It feels like things happen, no reason or rhyme,
It’s just that the whole world is three drinks behind.


Then later Chris Stapleton came out and sang a duet with Strait called “Honky Tonk Hall of Fame.”

Well go on, you can shake my hand,
Everybody’s gonna know my name.
When they hang my star behind the bar,
In the Honky Tonk Hall of Fame.


Strait’s appearance in Indianapolis was his first one after losing his long-time road manager and one of his original drummers Tom Foote, who passed away on April 29th. It also comes after Strait lost his business manager Erv Woolsey, as well as his long-time fiddle and mandolin player for the Ace in the Hole Band, Gene Elders, both on March 20th

2024 is taking its toll on the Ace in the Hole group. We’re all heartbroken to say the least,” Strait said. Tom Foote used to walk George out to the stage at every show. His walk to the stage Saturday night could have not been easy.

Award-winning fiddler Jenee Fleenor has been playing with Strait’s Ace in the Hole band recently, filling the spot left by Gene Elders, including in Indianapolis.

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