George Strait Returns to Gruene Hall for Album Release Concert [Photo Gallery]

We know, we know, for a guy who is supposed to be “retired” from touring, George Strait has sure been onstage a lot recently. From his performance at the Americana Honors & Awards in September (which airs on PBS tomorrow) to his concert last night (Nov. 16) at Gruene Hall to his string of Vegas dates that kick back up on Dec. 2, George has been back in the showcase saddle, so to speak.

George returned to Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas, last night and performed a nearly two-hour set in celebration of his new album, Strait Out of the Box: Part II, which drops on Nov. 18. During the concert, which was live-streamed on, George performed a number of his most beloved hits, as well as debuting two new songs, “Kicked Outta Country” and “You Gotta Go Through Hell,” both of which are available on his new album.

Check out some photos from his Gruene Hall performance.

photos by Erika Goldring