George Strait Pays Tribute To Police Officers In 'The Weight Of The Badge'

George Strait pays tribute to police officers with “The Weight of the Badge,” a song from his new album, Honky Tonk Time Machine. He wrote the song with his son, Bubba, and frequent collaborator Dean Dillon, after an encounter with an officer during the ceremony honoring him with the Texan of the Year Award.

“Last year, me and Bubba, Tamara and Harvey, everybody Norma, and even Jilliann, I think were there, and I had security, I had an officer who was talking to Harvey and letting him play with his badge and hold it and pinning it on his shirt. And I just got to thinking about that because it really wasn’t that heavy until you put it on it and then it means, it really gets heavy,” says George. “So, that was one of those things I thought was a real important message especially these days and times.”

In addition to his new album containing such an impactful song as “The Weight of the Badge,” the collection also features his hit, “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar.”

George will perform at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on June 8th, followed by a show at Gillette Stadium on August 17th. Tickets are now on sale.

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