Every Little Honky Tonk Bar is the latest track to be unveiled from country icon George Straits forthcoming album. A zesty, twang-filled song, it opens the new LP titled Honky Tonk Time Machine. Its also a superb throwback to some of the Country Music Hall of Fame members most lively floor-fillers. Penned by Strait with his son Bubba Strait and longtime collaborator Dean Dillon, Every Little Honky Tonk Bar is one of eight of the albums 13 cuts co-written by the King of Country Music.
Debuted during Straits December 7th concert in Las Vegas last year, he told the crowd the song was written during a late-night session and was inspired by Bubbas tongue-twisting opening line, Whiskey is the gasoline that lights the fire that burns the bridge. In addition to a soulful bit of B-3 organ, the tune bounces along with fiddles and steel guitar and a lively vocal from the 66-year-old entertainer.
Honky Tonk Time Machine, out March 29th, will mark Straits 30th studio album, and follows 2015s Cold Beer Conversation. In addition to the 12 originals, the LP includes a cover of the Johnny Paycheck hit Old Violin. In December, he also debuted another track from the upcoming project, Cdigo, an homage to his own brand of tequila, and earlier this month issued God and Country Music, featuring his grandson, Harvey. Strait recently returned to Las Vegas to continue his residency with a pair of shows that featured opener Ashley McBryde.