Inauguration singer Lee Greenwood shares his true feelings about Donald Trump AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
Country music singer Lee Greenwood performs at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in Franklin, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

One of country music’s most patriotic men is preparing for one of the biggest performances of his life. The legendary Lee Greenwood will join Toby Keith and 3 Doors Down as performers at the “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” on Jan. 19 at the Lincoln Memorial.

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“It’s a thrill for us to do that and be involved in the festivities,” Lee told Rolling Stone in an interview about his participation in the inauguration festivities. “I think [Donald Trump] is going to be a great president. I love his slogan, ‘Let’s make America great again,’ and I’m confident that he’ll take a good shot at it. America’s always been great, but I think in the past years, we’ve had a struggle internationally and domestically, and I just hope conditions improve. I don’t think there’s any doubt that Donald Trump, our President-elect, is a patriot. He’s a businessman, and I think he’s going to do the best for our country economically.”

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When asked about the many artists who have turned down the chance to perform at the inauguration, Lee said it’s up to everyone’s individual choice. “I’m honored to do it, I’ll always be honored. This is my fourth inauguration. For somebody to stand up and make that kind of statement, I think it’s a wrong platform. I mean you’re not just entertaining the man. It’s just a change of power between one president and the next. If you don’t support the president, that’s something, but this opportunity for me, to go and sing, I really don’t care who else doesn’t go, or who else does go.”

Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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