Over the last few weeks, an absurd number of celebrities and groups have either refused to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration or have agreed to perform and then backed out after public outcry or severe threats from the left side. Well, Lee Greenwood isn’t backing out..in fact, he has some choice words for those who did. Boom!!
VIA| Country singer/songwriter Lee Greenwood, best known for his 1983 patriotic hit “God Bless the U.S.A.,” will be performing at the inauguration and had some strong words for artists who were backing out of performing for the inauguration, stating that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and that they shouldn’t just throw it away, The Hollywood Reporter reported.
“It’s not just about the Trump event, it’s about the change of power in D.C. This is our fourth inauguration. I think whenever you’re asked to do a congressional appearance, I think it’s in bad taste to say no. It’s not political,” Greenwood said.
“I consider it a great honor and prestige of being able to sing the song I wrote in 1983 at (this year’s) Lincoln Memorial (inauguration concert),” he added.
Many singers, like Jennifer Holliday, have backed out or refused to perform after their fans got all hot and bothered over the idea that they might actually perform for the inauguration.