George Strait performed "All My Ex's Live in Texas," from his 1987 Ocean Front Property album, before launching into a new single, "Let It Go," during the 2015 ACM Awards. The latter is the first single from his upcoming, still-untitled new album.

In true Strait fashion, the veteran singer took the stage without much fanfare, mesmerizing the audience with his flawless delivery, before graciously exiting to a thunderous standing ovation.

Written by Strait, along with his son Bubba and writer Keith Gattis, the tune is a reminder to focus on what's important in life and release that which holds little significance.

"Love’s great until it’s not," Strait admonished from stage. "Hearts break but the world don’t stop / When it rains, man, it pours you can’t change the course / You can wish on a star but if it ain’t in the cards / Let it go, sometimes you gotta let it go / Let it all wash on under the bridge, blow it a kiss / Give it a rest ‘cause it is what it is."

The 62-year-old is certainly a familiar face at the ACM Awards. He's won an astonishing 21 ACM Awards, including two Entertainer of the Year Awards, in 1990 and 2014. Although he isn't nominated tonight, he won't be walking away empty handed. He was the first recipient of the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award, an honor that will also go to Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Taylor Swift.

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