George Strait Releases Brand-New Song

The King of Country Music is back!

George Strait returned with a new song on Friday, Dec. 7, releasing the vibrant single “Código” to take fans to warmer climates as cold weather arrives.

The track is an ode to Código tequila, which Strait is a partner in, and finds the country icon extolling the virtues of the drink over a happily moving accordion and fiddle.

“I’m talking ’bout Código / Take it with me everywhere I go,” the chorus states. “It’s tequila baby don’t you know / Little sip and you’re ready to roll.”

The song could be describing a sweet relationship just as much as it’s discussing the drink, with Strait singing, “Any way you like it, any way you want to try it / I’ll try it too.”

Strait wrote the track with his son Bubba Strait and longtime collaborator Dean Dillon, with both the lyrics and the production blending Mexico and Texas to offer a country take on the popular alcohol.


“Código” is Strait’s first new release since his 2015 album, Cold Beer Conversation. In 2016, he released Strait Out of the Box: Part 2, and is currently working on new music scheduled to arrive in 2019.

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