George Strait Has a New Granddaughter
George Strait is a grandpa ... again! The singer has announced the arrival of his new granddaughter.
Jilliann Louise Strait was born on Sept. 10, according to a news post on Strait's official website. She is the second child of Bubba and Tamara Strait, Strait and wife Norma's son and daughter-in-law; Strait's grandson, George Harvey Strait (who goes by Harvey), was born on Feb. 2, 2012.
In addition to his family's happy news, Strait has some exciting things coming up in his career as well: The country icon recently announced his plans for a new hits collection, Strait Out of the Box: Part 2. The project will be available exclusively at Walmart on Nov. 18 and will be made up of three discs, featuring a total of 56 tracks: 36 hit singles (including 26 No. 1s and his newest single, “Goin’ Goin’ Gone”), 18 album cuts and two brand-new tunes. A complete track listing has not been revealed, but all of the songs contained in the collection were curated by Strait himself, from music released between 1996 and 2016.
Strait’s newest single, “Goin’ Goin’ Gone,” comes from his most recent new album, Cold Beer Conversation, released in September of 2015, just days after Strait announced the project while sharing plans for his Las Vegas shows. The record is part of a five-album deal that he signed with longtime label MCA in 2013.
Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 is available for pre-order via Walmart.com. Strait’s next concerts in Vegas are scheduled for Dec. 2 and Dec. 3, 2016; he will also be performing in Sin City on Feb. 17 and 18, 2017.
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