Thursday, October 28, 2021 – In honor of First Responders Day today, George Strait released a new music video for "The Weight of the Badge."
The video focuses on stories and moments with some of our nation's first responders and their families, giving some insight on what it means to live every day bearing the weight of the badge.
"The men and women in this music video are our friends and neighbors who carry the weight of the badge each day," said Strait in the video. "Thank you. We appreciate you and the sacrifices you and your families make."
The video made a special premiere last night at the First Responders Children's Foundation 20th anniversary gala in New York City with many of the first responders featured in the video in attendance.
Strait included the song on his 2019 album, "Honky Tonk Time Machine." He wrote it with his son, Bubba, and long-time Strait favorite songwriter Dean Dillon.
At this stage of his nearly four-decades-long career, George Strait sure knows his sweet spot. Take a look at the cover of his 30th studio album, and it's understood that it's the honky tonks that are part and parcel of the tall Texan. Not to mention the title.
And that means, Strait is going to be singing about drinking, loving and faith in styles ranging from honky tonk to straight ahead country to Tex-Mex stylings to ballads. You're also going to hear fiddle and pedal steel ...
recording front. This surprise release shows an artist now in his early 60s completely capable of being the leading voice for his brand of country music, which is increasingly rare these days.
Strait always has enjoyed a voice that resonates and is dexterous depending on the style. And the Texan sticks with the types of styles that brought him to the top - traditional country ("Let It Go," "Goin' Goin' Gone"), Texas swing ("It Takes All Kinds") and Zydeco ...
George Strait has been one of the most dependable country music stars for three decades. In this day and age, the Texan is a certifiable throwback. He's low key, not a self-promoter. All's he has done is churn out hit after hit for decade after decade. He has not been the kind of artist who put his finger up in the air either or trading his cowboy hat for a baseball cap. When looking up the definition of traditional country, George Strait sits at the top.
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