Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood to Perform at Trump Inauguration Concert
The President-elect and the Inaugural Committee announced the performers on Friday morning (Jan. 13). Rock band 3 Doors Down are also slated to perform at what Trump's team is calling the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration, and actor Jon Voight will be in attendance at the event.
Keith and Greenwood are two of the most uber-patriotic singers in country music. In addition to their music, former Little Texas vocalist Tim Rushlow, Lonestar singer Richie McDonald and Restless Heart's Larry Stewart will perform together at the event as the Frontmen of Country. It was previously announced that Big & Rich and Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox will perform at other functions related to the inauguration.
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Greenwood is no stranger to presidential inaugurations; the "God Bless the U.S.A" singer previously performed during Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush’s ceremonies. He also performed in front of five living presidents, including Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Reagan and George H.W. Bush during the opening ceremonies of the Reagan Library.
"I’m honored to be part of history again and sing for President-elect Donald Trump," the Grammy-winning singer says in a press release. "This is a time to overcome challenges in our country and band together. My wife Kim and I are looking forward to the inauguration ceremonies."
"President-elect Trump has made it clear that this inaugural is of, by, and for the American people. The 58th Inaugural will celebrate American history and heritage, while setting the course to a brighter and bolder future for all Americans," Inaugural Committee Chairman Tom Barrack says in a separate statement. "Above all, it will serve as tribute to one of our greatest attributes, the peaceful transition of partisan power."
Trump's inaugural Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration will take place at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19. He will be sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20.
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