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Wait, did George Strait get kicked off country radio? Hold on a second. We have to investigate this.

So the King of Country just released his “Strait Out of the Box: Part Two” with two brand spanking new songs: “You’ve Gotta Go Through Hell” and the tell-tale “Kicked Outta Country,” which he co-wrote with Jamey Johnson.

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The song laments the lack of airplay older artists receive after they reach a certain stage (or age, really) of their careers and is sure to get people talking, which is exactly what needs to happen in order to keep our legends in the rotation.


Can you imagine country music without George?! It’s the saddest thought we’ve had today. But, it’s safe to say our radios will still play the King of Country for many years to come, and why wouldn’t they?

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He recently returned to New Braunfels, Texas where he played a show at the legendary Gruene Hall — a secret pop-up show at the oldest dancehall in the Lonestar State. About 300 invitees danced with some of George’s biggest hits.

But don’t worry if you weren’t invited — our invitation was lost in the mail, too, but there will be plenty of opportunities to see him next year. George has announced more 2017 Vegas dates in April, July, September and December.

And yes, he’s still working those Wrangler jeans. It’ll definitely make you want to be a cowboy’s sweetheart.

Think George should be crowned Male Artist of the Year at our inaugural Rare Country Awards? Then cast your vote right now at RareCountryAwards.com because it’s entirely fan voted!

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