Garth Brooks Clarifies Why He Isn’t Performing at Trumps Inaugeration 

Posted: 5:50 am Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

By Staff Writer


Every week, Garth Brooks sits down with Inside Studio G and does a live Facebook chat. This last Monday (1/16), Garth Brooks clarified that a scheduling conflict was the reason he decided not to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration this week. He stated, “So, we go up to do the (National) Christmas Tree Lighting in (Washington) D.C., and TMZ – they always kind of stick a camera in your face – and they go, ‘Hey man, what about the inauguration?’ And the response was, ‘It’s always an honor to serve.’ I wasn’t asked at that point. Come to find out Steve Wynn (head of Wynn Las Vegas where Garth played a residency) then kind of becomes the point guy to get that committee done. Steve is my brother and I love him to death. So, he approached me and we sat down and talked about it and we left it up to karma. We said if Cincinnati goes two weekends instead of one, then of course we’re out. Sure enough Cincinnati did five shows, two weekends, and backed us up into there so we got knocked out of it.”