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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 28: Recording artist George Strait mixes up his Two Nights of Number Ones performing all 60 No. 1's as part of his Strait to Vegas Exclusive Worldwide Engagements at T-Mobile Arena on July 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Essential Broadcast Media)

A vinyl copy of George Strait‘s Pure Country soundtrack? Yes, please.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since the movie’s debut, but it has and folks are celebrating. A 25th anniversary limited edition vinyl copy of the six-times platinum soundtrack will be available beginning September 15th, the same date the collection first hit stores all those years ago.

George is even spotlighting the soundtrack with his September 1st and 2nd shows in Las Vegas, and the Austin-based 28-theatre independent movie chain Alamo Drafthouse is screening the movie throughout the month of August.

According to a recent story in The New Yorker, George was convinced to do the movie in part by longtime Elvis Presley manager Colonel Tom Parker, who communicated the role movies played in turning the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll into an icon. The Pure Country soundtrack is George Strait’s highest-selling single album. Buy tickets to one of George’s last four shows of 2017 here.


Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.