George Strait Honors Police With Heavy New Single 'The Weight Of The Badge'
By Blake Taylor
September 17, 2019
The country king, George Strait, just released his new single, "The Weight of the Badge." This is the second single released from his No. 1 album, Honky Tonk Time Machine.
The song, written by Strait alongside his son, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon, honors the sacrifice and hard work of police officers. It tells the story of an officer who followed in the footsteps of his father, serving for years. “Tempered strength is always tough, but he ain’t gonna buckle under the weight of the badge,” sings Strait.
The depth of these lyrics immediately captured the attention of many at the initial release of the Honky Tonk Time Machine album towards the end of March 2019. Strait has also been including the song in some of his live sets including shows at T-Mobile Arena on August 23 and 24 for "Strait To Vegas." The country singer also recently announced he'll be extending the run into 2020 with the addition of two new dates, January 31 and February 1. To see more detail or purchase tickets to a show click here.
The Weight of the Badge" follows up Strait's feel-good opening single, "Every Little Honky Tonk Bar." The new single will ship to country radio on September 30. Take a listen to the heavy track below.
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