Garth Brooks to Perform At President-Elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration Ceremony

Garth Brooks to Perform At President-Elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration Ceremony

Garth Brooks has accepted an invitation to play at President-Elect Joe Biden‘s inauguration on Wednesday.

Garth will be joining Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga as the performers during the swearing-in ceremony part of the day at the Capitol — this opportunity came as a personal invite from soon to be First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden.

Garth says that he feels honored to do this as an American. His family has a history of military service, and this is his way to serve the country and the Commander-in-Chief.

Garth is no stranger to playing on large stages, and in front of massive audiences, but when it comes to performing this Wednesday, where is this going to rank of the butterflies chart, “It’s going to rank really high on the butterfly list, the same way it did with the 2008 inauguration.” Garth added “I was lucky enough to be asked to play there…I was lucky enough to be asked to play the 2016 inauguration as well.” Garth was unable to accept that invite as he already had concert dates booked out, saying “That tour took a lot of cool opportunities from me.” 

Garth shares, “It’s always an honor to serve…I’ve played for every President there is, since (President Jimmy) Carter, with the exception of (President Ronald) Reagan, so I got to sit and have an audience with these people…including President (Donald J) Trump as well. So this is an honor for me to get to serve…and it’s one of those things that, if my family is around, no matter who the new President-elect is, when that call comes in…it’s ‘Hey man, congratulations,’ that’s pretty cool to be asked. So as an entertainer I just want to thank the Biden administration for the ask and the invitation.” 

 

Photo Credit: Becky Fluke

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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth