NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–December 23, 2016
If past inaugurals of Republican victors are any guide, there will be plenty of country music personalities in the mix, too.
Trump Inaugural Music Lineup:
1. The distant echo of sobbing children
2. A raccoon knocking over a trash can
4. Kid Rock
— Jason Miller (@longwall26) December 21, 2016
16-year-old former America’s Got Talent singer Jackie Evancho is the top billing solo performer so far and the Trump inaugural committee may have to pay steep appearance fees, because … well … campaign bigotry
Donald Trump inauguration to feature Rockettes and Mormon choir https://t.co/uEFBuuWoPC
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 23, 2016
Kanye West might also have a shot. Although the rapper said he did not vote, he “would’ve voted on Trump”. He said the debates were great and Mr Trump’s “approach was absolutely genius because it… worked”.
I would love to see headliner performers turn out for an anti-inauguration concert. Let Trump find no support from artists. #TurnOurBacks
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 23, 2016
Donald Trump is so displeased with his team’s inability to lock in A-list talent for his inauguration events next month that he’s ordered a “Hail Mary” shakeup of his recruiters to try to book performers, a person familiar with the situation told TheWrap. […]
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) December 15, 2016
According to US news website The Wrap, Trump’s inaugural committee is scrambling to find stars who are willing to play at his swearing in ceremony on 20 January 2017.“They’re calling managers, agents, everyone in town to see who they can get and it’s been problematic,” an unnamed source told the site.
Grammy-winner John Legend, who has been a guest of the Obamas several times, says he is “not surprised at all”.
“Creative people tend to reject bigotry and hate,” he told the BBC…
Other names bandied around have been lower-profile – from rap-rock rascal Kid Rock to Achy Breaky country star Billy Ray Cyrus.
However, The Wrap claims Trump’s team is still holding out for a Bruno Mars or Justin Timberlake. The situation has become so critical that they are allegedly breaking with protocol to offer artists an appearance fee.
“They are willing to pay anything,” said their source, suggesting that a six-figure sum would be within reach.
— William Avery Hudson (@wahwahnyc) December 9, 2016
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