The song is a tribute to all of the first responders out there, all of the sacrifices they’ve made, and those who’ve lost loved ones while doing their duties to protect and serve the individuals of this country.
You can see it in the lyrics:
“He swore that oath to protect and serve Pours his heart and soul into both those words Lays his life on the line And the line he walks is razor-fine Tempered strength is always tough But he ain’t gonna buckle under the weight of the badge.”
I mean, that’s a country song that’s actually saying something. We could use a few more of them these days…
And now, over two years removed from the release of the song, we finally have a music video to go along with it.
The video opens up with a police chief discussing the sacrifices he’s had to make, along with fellow first responders, including his own experiences seeing police officers not come home… killed in the line of duty.
The rest of the video gives you a dose of perspective and a look at what these brave men and women go through on a day-to-day basis.
“The men and women in this music video are our friends and neighbors who carry The Weight of the Badge each day. Thank you. We appreciate you and the sacrifices you and your families make.”