Following President Joe Biden’s inaugural Address To The Nation, country superstar Garth Brooks delivered an emotion-filled performance of “Amazing Grace” alongside the U.S. Marine Band on Wednesday (Jan. 19).
Brooks requested that the crowd in attendance and at home to join in song with him saying “I’m going to ask you to sing this verse with me, not just the people here but the people at home, at work as one United.”
Ending his performance with a salute to the new President and Vice President of the United States Of America before shaking the hands and hugging the other former Presidents in attendance including Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and more.
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Brooks has performed for every President since Jimmy Carter, with the exception of Ronald Raegan and Donald J. Trump. In 2009, During Barack Obama’s Inauguration, the superstar sang “We Shall Be Free,” the same day that Biden was sworn in as Vice President.
The theme of the Inauguration was “America United,” which the Presidential Inaugural Committee described as “the beginning of a new national journey that restores the soul of America, brings the country together, and creates a path to a brighter future.”
Lady Gaga and Garth Brooks were also featured as performers during the Inauguration.
Inauguration celebrations will continue tonight with a primetime special, dubbed Celebrating America, which will be hosted by Tom Hanks and will air on Wednesday (Jan. 20) from 8:30-10:00 p.m. EST.
Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Tim McGraw, Lady Gaga Tyler Hubbard, Bruce Springsteen, Ozuna, Luis Fonsi, Jon Bon Jovi, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Ant Clemons and more are set to perform during Joe Biden’s inaugural concert special. Additionally, the televised primetime special is set to include special appearances from Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chef José Andrés, Dolores Huerta and Kim Ng.
The primetime event will air on BidenInaugural.org as well as on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC. It also live-stream on PIC’s YouTube, Facebook, Twitter. The PIC’s streaming partners, including Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, and AT&T U-verse (Channel 212/1212 in SD/HD) and DIRECTV (Channel 201).