George Strait’s legendary career gets another milestone in November. That’s when Strait releases Strait Out Of The Box: Part 2. Randy Rogers took it upon himself to honor the king with a live cover of one of his favorite Strait songs, “Wrapped.”
Rogers and his band sat down to perform “Wrapped” at Bruce Robison’s studio in Texas. The location is particularly meaningful since Robison also happened to write the song.
Rogers has always had a kinship with Strait, thanks in part to them both getting their start at the Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, Texas. It’s hard to mess up a George Strait song, but as you’d expect, Rogers delivers a spot-on tribute.
Expect more great George Strait covers from country singers in the coming days to celebrate the upcoming box set release. Aaron Watson also paid tribute by singing “Amarillo By Morning.”
Strait Out Of The Box: Part 2 picks up where the first collection left off in 1995. The three-disc set features 56 tunes, including 26 more No. 1 singles and 18 album cuts selected by Strait himself.
So few artists ever achieve one box set, let alone two. The fact that Strait’s career only excelled in the years following the first Strait Out Of The Box compilation just shows how special his career is. This set spans 1996 to 2016.
If you want to snag the set, go ahead and pre-order it through Walmart.com. That’s the only place you’ll find it come Nov. 18.