George Strait is gearing up to release his 40th studio album – titled Love is Everything – on May 14th. The Country Music Hall of Famer was planning on writing songs over the Christmas break for the new album, but it doesn’t necessarily mean every song he writes will make the cut.

“I’ve always thought that whether I’m writing or not, I’ve got to pick the best songs,” says George. “I’m not gonna sing ‘em just because I wrote ‘em. I’ve got to find the best songs to make the best album I can make.”

George’s latest single, “Give It All We Got Tonight,” is the first release from his upcoming album, Love is Everything.