While Elton John publicly declined to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, Garth Brooks, says he’s open to it, and is reportedly in talks to sing at the January 2017 ceremony.
“Garth has performed for the five living presidents,” a rep for Brooks told Reuters. “While rumour has it that he has been asked to perform for President-elect Trump, he has not been able to commit yet.”
TMZ had previously caught up with Brooks at a tree lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C., where the country superstar said he wouldn’t say no to performing at the inauguration.
When asked if he would entertain an offer to perform at the event on Jan. 20, the 54-year-old star remained open to the idea. “It’s always about serving, you know… it’s what you do,” he said after admitting that Trump’s team has yet to ask him.
Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil was rumoured to be confirmed for the political event, however, the invitation was later rescinded. “I guess there’s more politics in bands playing than I really thought there was. I don’t know who’s playing Trump’s party, but God bless them,” Neil told TMZ.
Mick Jagger, meanwhile, poked fun at the election results with a recent tweet about the upcoming event: “Just was watching the news… maybe they’ll ask me to sing ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ at the inauguration, ha!”
Trump played the classic Rolling Stones song throughout the campaign, including after his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in July, and as he travelled the U.S. at his heated campaign rallies.