George Strait honors local police officers in stirring new music video

Country icon George Strait honored local law enforcement officers, whose lives are dedicated to protecting the public, in a new music video for his song “The Weight of the Badge.” Strait said in a…

George Strait honors local police officers in stirring new music video

Country icon George Strait honored local law enforcement officers, whose lives are dedicated to protecting the public, in a new music video for his song “The Weight of the Badge.”

Strait said in a statement: “‘The Weight of the Badge’ is a song about the courage and sacrifice of men and women who put their lives on the line every day, making sure that the public they serve and love is safe. We hope that sharing this song and this video will help bring light to the dangers these brave men and women face on a daily basis.”

Actor Don Cheadle directed the video, which includes harrowing footage of police officers from many states across the country battling criminals, as well as dramatic audio of genuine officers. The video is the culmination of a project that, over the course of 10 months, 1,000 people came together to film music videos about police officers.

As the music video explains, the video comes as Curry and Cheadle reteam for the film Hotel Artemis, which is produced by talent from the video, including Sam Worthington, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal, Uzo Aduba, Robert Forster, Jaimie Alexander, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Consuelos, Christopher Meloni, Gabriel Byrne, Doug Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Sidse Babett Knudsen, and James Badge Dale.

The music video will be available for streaming on Thursday, September 13th.

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