At least one artist tied to Donald Trump’s inauguration is very likely set to make a big pile of money from new music sales.
And here’s a hint: He’s not one of the artists who refused to perform. Rather, quite the opposite.
This is a guy who’s not only performing, despite the wave of social media pressure that’s come to all those who’ve been invited to attend the event; he’s actually bragging about doing it.
This, amid the scores of protest threats that are wreaking havoc with Washington security days before the inauguration, and the musicians who have backed out of performing. It’s really quite refreshing when someone stands up and says, “Yeah, I’m performing and I’m sure as sh** not gonna apologize for it.”
Who might it be?
Good ‘ol Toby Keith, country star.
“‘I don’t apologize for performing for our country or military,’ Keith said in a statement to EW reported by People. ‘I performed at events for previous presidents [George W.] Bush and [Barack] Obama and over 200 shows in Iraq and Afghanistan for the USO.'”
3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood, Jennifer Holliday, The Piano Guys and the Frontmen of Country are also confirmed performers. Others? Child singing sensation Jackie Evancho and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
It’s strange; being asked to perform for a presidential inaugural event should be a career highlight of any performing. But in this politically toxic climate, the pressure to refuse from social media has been great.
Some performers who initially said yes to Trump have since turned down the chance to perform. Why? It’s the tolerant left, once again, rearing its head. Those on the left side of politics have a logic that goes like this: If you’re not with me, you’re against me – and if you’re against me, we’re going to do everything we can to tear you down, wreck your career and ruin your reputation.
Who’d have thought it’d get to the point in this country when agreeing to perform for the president would be an act of courage?
Pretty sick, liberals. Pretty damn sick.