Garth Brooks delivered a stunning performance of “Amazing Grace” at U.S. President Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
You could hear a pin drop as Brooks belted out the powerful rendition of the song, before he urged others to join in “as one, united” to finish off the hymn.
The country crooner, who took off his cowboy hat for the performance, shook hands with President Biden, former Vice President Mike Pence and Vice President Kamala Harris as he left the stage.
Brooks’ performance comes after Lady Gaga took the stage to sing the U.S. National Anthem, before Jennifer Lopez then belted out an incredible version of “This Land Is Your Land”.
Brooks said ahead of the appearance earlier this week, “This is a great day in our household, this is not a political statement, this is a statement of unity.
“This is history, and it is an honour to get to serve,” he added, according to Billboard.
Brooks’ performance was praised online:
Garth Brooks, "Amazing Grace" at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
That's how I experienced this moment. pic.twitter.com/sDdH54cXSf
— shape Europe (@ProEuropa4) January 20, 2021
— Billy Heyen (@BillyHeyen) January 20, 2021
Amazing grace… a cappella, by Garth Brooks, to a quiet crowd with millions at home feeling it in their hearts. Another deeply moving moment.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) January 20, 2021
He did such a amazing job singing! 💙
— Holly Campbell (@campbellbholly) January 20, 2021
Oh man, the feels.
— Tami S (@ChisportsGirl) January 20, 2021
This is one of. Y favorites singers and this song always makes me cry pic.twitter.com/dS0cVtTeNu
— Jacqueline Zavala (@sweetnfreee43) January 20, 2021