Famed country singers Big & Rich and Cowboy Troy are booked to perform at the inaugural gala!
Controversy has surrounded the inaugural performance set list, as there are rumors that popular music artists are afraid to perform due to a negative media storm that might hurt their careers. Hollywood has not exactly been welcoming to the new President-elect, Donald Trump.
But Big & Rich are reportedly on board! According to the Washington Examiner, John Rich said the duo is “thrilled to be performing in our nation’s capital during this historic moment in time,” and “a presidential inauguration is a uniquely American event, so we are honored to be a part of it and hope to help make it a memorable event.”
John’s statement is not surprising – since he was the season 11 winner of Donald Trump’s television show, The Apprentice. It’s no shock that Donald Trump knows a winner when he sees one!
Top music manager Ken Levitan told Rolling Stone, “I do know some of the very conservative [artists] have no desire to do it. … [They] just don’t want to be involved in the circus — it’s a media circus, and not necessarily in a good way.”
Big & Rich deserve credit for accepting the invitation regardless of a potential liberal backlash, or unfair coverage from the mainstream media.
Other attendees to the gala are Rudy Giuliani, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, and actor Jon Voight. The event will take place on January 19th, the night before Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States.