C&I reader favorite George Strait honors first responders with a new music video for "The Weight of the Badge."
Just in time for First Responders Day (October 28), the King of Country released a new music video for his song "The Weight of the Badge." The song — written by George Strait, Bubba Strait, and Dean Dillon — is from the country music icon's 30th studio album Honky Tonk Time Machine.
"The men and women in this music video are our friends and neighbors who carry the weight of the badge each day,” says Strait. “Thank you. We appreciate you and the sacrifices you and your families make."
Watch the video below.
Apart from appearing on our cover multiple times (this one makes the fifth), Strait has provided the perfect soundtrack to C&I ’s own 25-year run. We came out with the first issues of the magazine just as the singer was hitting new heights of international fame following the 1992 release of Pure Country. He’s continued to release hit after hit ever since, rarely skipping a year.
To celebrate our shared milestone, we’ve reached out to country stars of Strait’s generation and younger, as well as to a few rodeo pros, to hear their thoughts on the King of Country and his living musical legacy.
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Photography: (Cover image) Ethan Miller