Country artist Lee Greenwood, best known for his patriotic hit “God Bless the U.S.A.,” is scheduled to perform for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration during the “Make America Great Again!” Welcome Celebration on Jan. 19, the day before he is sworn in.
Additionally, Greenwood’s fellow country artist Toby Keith, as well as singer Jennifer Holliday and Southern rock band 3 Doors Down, have been added to the lineup for the pre-inauguration concert, the Inaugural Committee said Friday.
Prior to Friday’s unveiling, Cowboy Troy, country band Big & Rich and America’s Got Talent singer Jackie Evancho were among the entertainers who were listed as performing at Trump celebrations.
This will mark Greenwood’s fourth presidential inauguration ceremony. Previously, he sang during ceremonies for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush.
“I’m honored to be part of history again and sing for President-elect Donald Trump,” Greenwood said in a statement. “This is a time to overcome challenges in our country and band together. My wife Kim and I are looking forward to the inauguration ceremonies.”
Greenwood, who won a Grammy in 1985 for his hit “I.O.U.” and holds multiple country music-related awards, has a discography that includes 22 studio albums over his career. The song “God Bless the U.S.A.” has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (in 1991, 2001, and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It was also No. 1 on the pop charts following the events of 9/11.