President Elect Donald Trump's upcoming inauguration is getting a healthy dose of country music. The Great America Alliance Inaugural Gala, slated for Jan. 19 in Washington, DC, will feature performances from country rapper Cowboy Troy and reliable hit-makers Big & Rich. The pre-inauguration event is presented by the Republican Party of New York and the Great America Alliance. "We're thrilled to be performing in our nation's capital during this historic moment in time," bandmate John Rich shared in a press statement. "A presidential inauguration is a uniquely American event, so we are honored to be a part of it and hope to help make it a memorable event."
While Trump has been faced with a tremendous uphill battle in locking in talent, "America's Got Talent" alum Jackie Evancho, The Radio City Rockettes and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are expected to perform. Evancho took to "The Today Show" last month to announce her appearance. “I have recently been asked by the President-elect to perform the National Anthem for the swearing-in ceremony at the inauguration. I'm so excited. It's going to be awesome," she told reporters. "I felt really honored to be able to sing for the office. It's a great honor for me."
On the day of the inauguration (Jan. 20), Big & Rich will be performing as part of the Musicians on Call fundraiser, in partnership with the Recording Industry Association of America. “Musicians On Call brings the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities nationwide,” Pete Griffin, President of Musicians On Call, had said at press time. “We are so grateful for RIAA’s long term support of our mission and to be the charitable beneficiary of Big & Rich’s performance in Washington, DC.”
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