George Strait to Re-Issue Early Career Spanning 1995 Box Set

72-track collection will be available starting September 13.

Written by Chris Parton
George Strait to Re-Issue Early Career Spanning 1995 Box Set
George Strait; Photo by Joe Pugliese

Country icon George Strait is set to revisit the sound of his early career, announcing a limited edition re-issue of his iconic 1995 box set, Strait Out of the Box: Part 1. The massive album set will be available exclusively at Walmart starting September 13, with pre-orders available now.

The newly re-issued Strait Out of the Box: Part 1 will consist of 72 tracks — including an astonishing 31 No.1 singles — and will trace the path of Strait’s early days as a country star, from his emergence in 1981 to mid-career prime in 1995. With a track list selected by the superstar himself, the set includes classics like “You Look So Good in Love,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” “Check Yes or No” and more. The project’s original release sold more than 2 million copies, making it the best selling country box set of all time.

Meanwhile, a Strait Out of the Box: Part 1 & 2 playlist is available for on-demand streaming now, and Strait will also be included in the September 13 release of the official soundtrack to Country Music – A Film By Ken Burns. The eight part PBS documentary reveals the complete history of country music, and Strait’s “Amarillo By Morning” is featured in the film premiering September 15.

Strait released his 30th studio album and 27th chart topping Billboard Country Album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, in March. The Country Music Hall of Fame member has a number of concert dates on his schedule this summer and into 2020, including a Gillette Stadium show with Blake Shelton August 17, another round of his Strait to Vegas residency dates and more.