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“May God hold Trump’s Hand,” said the singer during a nearly 20-minute video posted to his Facebook page.
Not too long after the election had come to a close, country music legend Garth Brooks dropped a few hints that he might be on board to tackle one of the biggest events in our country: the Presidential Inauguration.
Ever since Donald Trump was declared President-Elect by the Electoral College, a vast number of controversies have spawned as to who would and would not be performing for his January, 20th Inauguration.
Many performers who have said that they would perform have witnessed a backlash from various groups and people on social media, while even others have garnered more support for their decision to play for our nation’s new leader, but one of them has remained noticeably silent throughout all this.
It was during a performance in New York City’s Rockefeller Center when a TMZ reporter first asked him about performing at the inauguration.
“The response was, ‘It’s always an honor to serve,'” Brooks confessed in his G-Studio segment, Monday (Jan 16). “But I wasn’t asked at that point. Come to find out, Steve Wynn [famous hotel magnate] becomes the point guy to get that done. Steve is my brother and I love him to death. So he approached me and we sat down and talked about it, and we left it up to karma.”
Since his hint that he might be among the performers for the Presidential Inauguration, fans have been waiting with bated breath for him to confirm his appearance, but to many’s dismay, he admits he won’t perform for Trump – and exactly why.
For the last few years, Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood have been shattering world records with their seemingly endless World Tour, and as part of that, he’s pre-booked dates for months and months in advance, often adding shows when demand grew large enough.
“We said, ‘If Cincinnati goes two weekends instead of one, of course we’re out,'” Brooks says. “Sure enough, Cincinnati did five shows, two weekends, and backed us up into it and we got knocked out of it.”
While Brooks is more than willing and excited to have an opportunity to perform for the President-Elect, his already scheduled dates have prevented him from accepting the offer to perform, however, he ended his statement with a positive outlook.
“So again, I can’t thank the Obamas enough for serving this country, and may God hold Trump’s hand in the decisions he makes in the country’s name as well.”
Watch Garth Brooks’ full video below and let us know what you think in the comments.
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