Deputy who moonlights as country singer honors LE in new song

WINCHESTER, Va. — A Virginia deputy, who moonlights as a country singer, just turned up the volume with his latest hit that honors law enforcement officers.   

The track, “Hold That Line,” was released by Chris Darlington in March and hit over 50,000 streams in its first three weeks. While Darlington had recorded nine previous tracks in Nashville – one recent song peaked at #82 on Nashville’s MusicRow chart – “Hold That Line” is the first song he wrote specifically with his law enforcement brothers and sisters in mind.

The song’s release, he says, was meant to be a morale booster for law enforcement. 

“I felt law enforcement could use a pick-me-up after 2020,” he said. “So I scratched some lyrics on my phone, coming from my heart and 17 years of law enforcement experience.”