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Garth Brooks To Perform At Joe Biden's Inauguration


Oklahoma country music star Garth Brooks will perform at the swearing-in ceremony Wednesday for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will also perform at the ceremony.

Brooks, who identifies as a Republican, said in a Monday press conference that it's an honor to serve the country in his own way.

"This is a great day in our household," said Brooks. "This is not a political statement - this is a statement of unity."

Brooks previously performed "We Shall Be Free" and a medley of other songs at Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009. He declined an invitation to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017 due to already booked tour dates.

Brooks said he will likely perform by himself and declined to say what song he will be playing.

Ryan LaCroix is the Director of Content and Audience Development for KOSU.
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