LAS VEGAS (AP) — George Strait never said he was going to retire. Strait says when he announced he was releasing an album and planning to do some concerts next year in Las Vegas, people said, "I thought you retired." Strait says he just wants to shake people like that. He says he always planned to do shows, just not a structured tour. Strait will release a new album called "Cold Beer Conversation" tomorrow. Strait says he had considered putting out an album of big-band standards, and that's still a possibility.