Republican Garth Brooks performs at Inauguration 2021

Garth Brooks brought some twang to the presidential transition on Wednesday.

The country music singer, a registered Republican, sang a soulful “Amazing Grace” at the 2021 Inauguration, following the swearing-in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. 

Wearing denim and a blazer, he asked the crowd to join him in the last verse.

His musical act was one of dozens scattered throughout the ceremony. Lady Gaga performed the National Anthem, while Jennifer Lopez belted out a mashup of “This Land is Your Land,” “America the Beautiful” and her iconic hit “Let’s Get Loud.”

Brooks, 58, said earlier this week that he would be honored to bring his country music talents to the day’s events, even though he’s not a Democrat like the newly-sworn in president.

“This is a great day in our household,” Brooks said in announcing his participation. “In our household, this is not a political statement; this is a statement of unity.” 

The “Friends in Low Places” singer also performed at President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009.

Garth Brooks sings "Amazing Grace" as President Joe Biden looks on during Inauguration 2021 on Jan. 20.
Garth Brooks sings “Amazing Grace” as President Joe Biden looks on during Inauguration 2021 on Jan. 20.
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