George Strait releases song supporting law enforcement

By PoliceOne Staff

Country music star George Strait released a song entitled “The Weight of the Badge” in honor of law enforcement officers across the country.

Written by Strait, his son Bubba and longtime collaborator Dean Dillon as a tribute to officers, the song describes a 15-year veteran LEO as he leaves his wife and kids behind for another day on the beat, Country Music Nation reports.

Strait first played the song during one of his Vegas residency dates in February and explained the meaning behind the title, saying “when a policeman put a badge on it gets pretty heavy, so it’s called ‘Weight of the Badge’.” The song is featured on his new album. Listen to the track, below: