At the request of the new First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, ol’ Garth was in Washington D.C. today to perform at the inauguration ceremony of Joe Biden.Singing the classic hymn “Amazing Grace,” the performance was a call for unity.
Garth Brooks… the great unifier.
CALL FOR UNITY: Garth Brooks performs "Amazing Grace" at the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. pic.twitter.com/A8ha99XFf7
Garth, who is admittedly a Republican, said that for him it wasn’t about politics, it was about unity.
“In our household, this is not a political statement, this is statement of unity. This is kind of how I get to serve this country.
I’ve played for every president there is, since Carter, with the exception of Reagan. This is an honor for me to get to serve… and it’s one of the things that, if my family is around, no matter who the president-elect is, it’s an honor to be asked.”
He also added that he was a Republican, and joked that he might be the only one there.
“I might be the only Republican at this place, but it’s about reaching across and loving one another.”