Fans of the King of Country Music, George Strait, know the sheer joy of knowing new music of his is coming on Nov. 18. They might even know the euphoria of having seen the true Texas cowboy perform live when he was still actively touring. And a few lucky fans know the elation of actually meeting George, shaking his hand and thanking him for the years of great country hits.

There’s a smaller group of George fans, who happen to be fellow Texas country stars, who have had the honor of the King asking them to take part in a fun promotion leading up to the release of his new album, “Strait Out of the Box: Part 2.” So far, fan favorites like Randy Rogers, Aaron Watson and Cody Johnson have contributed covers of George’s hits and now the Casey Donahew Band has added their version of “I Can Still Make Cheyenne.”

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But being from Texas and making great country music aren’t the only things George and Casey have in common. They’re both true cowboys that still compete in team roping. In fact, that’s what inspired Casey to record the 1996 hit that tells the story of a rodeo cowboy forced to choose between his two loves — his lady and his sport. On his Facebook page, Casey explains, “I grew up on cowboy music, and that’s still what drives me today.”

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If you aren’t familiar with Casey and his band, they are easily one of the most in demand acts in both Texas and throughout the United States, thanks in large part to a live show reminiscent of a Garth Brooks concert, promising to be a party every night. In August, the Casey Donahew Band released an awesome new studio album, All Night Party—their most successful yet.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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