Legendary country star Garth Brooks is reportedly set to perform at Joe Biden’s Presidential inauguration on January 20th.
According to a statement released by Brooks on Monday, the country star declared that his appearance would ‘not be a political statement.’
As The Daily Wire reports:
“This is a great day in our household, this is not a political statement, this is a statement of unity,” Brooks said. “This is history, and it is an honor to get to serve.”
Soon-to-be First Lady Jill Biden originally asked Garth Brooks to perform. He will be joining such music titans as Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez. Other than Ronald Reagan and Trump, Brooks has performed for every president since Jimmy Carter. The singer was asked to perform at President Trump’s inauguration in 2016 but was unable to attend due to a prior commitment, according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR).
“There is a common theme in every presidential election: New beginnings, new starts, but it is the word unity, the word love, the word that we belong to each other,” Brooks said. “It is going to take all of us, what I want for all of us to do is listen. We are more divided than ever, that bridge that brings us together, it is reaching across, loving one another, because that is what is going to get us through the most divided times that we have.”
“In this case you must rise beyond red and blue, black and white, gay and straight, male and female, look at it from America,” he added.