The media and other liberal groups have been all over the airwaves and the internet protesting the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump this Friday. More protests are planned during inaugural events. One of the often-reported stories concerns celebrities who have been asked to perform at inaugural events.
Some celebrities have reportedly declined to perform at inaugural events. Others, such as Jennifer Holliday, have agreed to perform and then backed out after attacks from other celebrities and the media. Fox News reported that country music star Toby Keith is among the performers who have agreed to perform at this week’s inaugural events, and he’s not backing down.
“I don’t apologize for performing for or country or military…I performed at events for previous presidents Bush and Obama and over 200 shows in Iraq and Afghanistan for the USO,” Keith said in a statement.
“It’s sad that the ‘performing’ is the heroic act,” Pete Hegseth responded on Fox. “There were no protests like this in 2008.”
Keith’s actions illustrate his commitment to serve his country and his president regardless of political affiliation. He clearly has a desire and commitment to perform for our soldiers, his president and his country. Keith received both acclaim and condemnation for his post-9/11 hit song “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” where he accurately expressed the anger and frustration of many Americans.
The Huffington Post reports that Keith will perform with other musical acts including 3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood, The Piano Guys and the Frontmen of Country.
Source: Fox News
Source: Huffington Post