It looks like the drama and gossip about who will and won’t and should and shouldn’t perform as part of Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremonies won’t die down until the day is over.
Broadway “Dreamgirl” Jennifer Holliday has performed for other presidents, both Republican and Democrat, but was bullied into pulling out.
World renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli also cancelled, and singer Charlotte Church rudely turned down an invitation, calling Trump a “tyrant” in a tweet. Classy, huh?
@realDonaldTrump Your staff have asked me to sing at your inauguration, a simple Internet search would show I think you're a tyrant. Bye????????????????
— Charlotte Church (@charlottechurch) January 10, 2017
The list goes on, but one performer is ready and raring to go:
Amidst the seemingly overwhelming list of “no, thank you”s, one big name in country music isn’t about to let politics get in the way of a performance. Toby Keith, a self-proclaimed “independent” is set to perform at the Lincoln Memorial on January 19th.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Keith said:
“I don’t apologize for performing for our country or military.”
“I performed at events for previous presidents [George W.] Bush and [Barack] Obama and over 200 shows in Iraq and Afghanistan for the USO.”
The proud American singer has an extensive list of musical accolades and has repeatedly shown his support for the United States military.
And this is despite the heat he has taken online:
3 Doors Down and Toby Keith are performing at the Trump Inauguration. Don't buy any more of their albums. #GrabYourWallet
— Jesse Stark (@StopNuclearWar) January 13, 2017
Every American should be proud of our country and the amazing political process we have, even if they are not happy with the outcome. They should also be thankful that Americans have chosen a person who truly loves America and wants to make it great again.
Let the nobodies complain on Twitter all they like: Keith’s renditions of his patriotic songs on January 20 are sure to be a highlight on that historic day.
Source: Independent Journal Review