Garth Brooks announced that he will be performing at the inauguration ceremony for President Elect Joe Biden on Wednesday.
Brooks claims that this move is not a political move but a move for unity. “This is a great day in our household, this is not a political statement, this is a statement of unity,” Brooks said Monday. “This is history, and it is an honor to get to serve.”
Brooks was reportedly asked to perform by soon to be First Lady, Jill Biden. Brooks will be performing during as part of the swearing in ceremony for the Biden/Harris administration.
“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. It is going to take all of us, what I want for all of us to do is listen,” Brooks said. “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.”
Brooks has performed at every Presidential inauguration since Jimmy Carter except for Presidents Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump, the latter due to a scheduling conflict. Brooks will also be sharing the stage with Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez.