Country music icon George Strait continues to reveal exciting plans for 2020 with his announcement of “Strait to South Bend,” taking place at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday, August 15th with special guests Chris Stapleton and Brothers Osborne. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6th at 10 a.m. ET via ticketmaster.com.
“Strait to South Bend”: Notre Dame Stadium
Since his record-breaking Cowboy Rides Away Tour in 2014, Strait has performed for limited engagements. This year has already featured three sold-out performances, first with “Visit Wichita Presents Strait to Oz” at INTRUST Bank Arena, then back-to-back nights of “Strait to the Heartland” at Kansas City’s Sprint Center.
Just last month, the star also revealed plans for an August 22nd show at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium with special guests Stapleton, Little Big Town and more, as well as two more of his legendary “Strait to Vegas” shows planned for T-Mobile Arena on August 28th and 29th with special guest Caitlyn Smith.
With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts—more than any other artist in any genre—during the span of his 30+ year career, Strait has collected 33 Platinum or multi-Platinum-selling albums, more than any other Country artist and ranking third across all genres behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. The Texas troubadour is the only artist or act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades and recently earned his 100th entry on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with his latest single, “The Weight of the Badge.” He has sold nearly 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards, including induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
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“The Weight Of The Badge” Lyrics
It’s gonna be a long one, another grave yard shift
As he says goodbye to his wife and kids
He spends his life just like his dad’s
Driving away under the weight of the badge
He’s seen it all in his fifteen years
Watching our backs, facing our fears
Lord knows it ain’t no easy task
Keeping us safe under the weight of the badge
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
Not that long ago he woke up in the hospital
With his wife and kids praying by his bed
He said: I’m gonna be alright
There’s just some times you gotta fight
And the truth is, nothing truer could be said
I do it for us and I do it for them
And I ain’t gonna buckle under the weight of the badge
It doesn’t weigh a lot until you put it on
And the weight of it is staggering
Then duty calls each time
He knows he’s gotta answer
And it’s all in the hand of
The heavy weight of the badge
And he ain’t gonna buckle
Under the weight of the badge
No he ain’t gonna buckle
Under the weight of the badge