Tim Rushlow Performing for Donald Trump’s First Dance as President
Former Little Texas singer Tim Rushlow will be pulling double duty during the inauguration events for President-elect Donald Trump. The singer has been announced to sing at Trump's inauguration ball on Friday (Jan. 20), revealing his new musical project as he performs for the incoming President's first dance.
Rushlow will debut a new jazz act, Tim Rushlow & His Big Band, at Liberty and Freedom: The Official Presidential Inaugural Balls on Friday. He was previously announced to perform alongside Lonestar singer Richie McDonald and Restless Heart's Larry Stewart as the Frontmen of Country at the Make America Great Again! Welcome Ceremony on Jan. 19.
"I am humbled to be a part of history and perform the first dance for the President and First Lady -- all while celebrating this new chapter in my career. Big band jazz music and the Great American Songbook are my passion and to take the stage at the inaugural ball is a real honor," Rushlow says in a press release.
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Liberty and Freedom: The Official Presidential Inaugural Balls will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Jan. 20. According to the press release, the Presidential Inaugural Committee will provide all television networks the right to freely air the live two-hour show simultaneously in both balls for the first time, allowing Americans throughout the country to watch the President’s remarks and first dance with the First Lady.
Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood will also be on hand for Trump's Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration, which takes place at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19, the day before Donald Trump will be sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States. Big & Rich and Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox are among the artists slated to perform during other functions related to the inauguration.
Garth Brooks turned down the chance to perform because, as he explained in a Facebook chat on Monday (Jan. 1), the dates conflicted with his touring schedule after he had to add more shows to his run in Cincinnati.
Willie Nelson, on the other hand, recently revealed that he has penned a song that he will include his upcoming album titled "Delete and Fast-Forward," which spoofs Trump and the 2016 election with lines including "The elections are over and nobody wins / But don't worry too much, you'll go crazy again / Delete and fast-forward my friend."
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