Garth Brooks in talks to perform at Trump inauguration

Brooks' publicist was recently quizzed about the prospect of playing for the Great Orange One, saying that Brooks "has performed for the five living presidents".

Inaugural events will span several days, with public events on the National Mall, a welcome rally with Trump, and a parade, the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee said in a release.

Despite not getting much love from Hollywood it looks like Donald Trump has friends in low places.

According to an extensive new report from TheWrap, inaugural committee members are struggling to find musicians willing to appear on stage with the president-elect during the January 20th ceremony.

Boris Ephysteyn, who's the communications director in charge of the inauguration, rubbished claims that it's proving next to impossible to book anyone for the event. Musicians such as Beyoncé and Aretha Franklin were not compensated for performing at past inauguration, but Trump is "willing to pay anything", a source told TheWrap.

Brooks, a Country Hall of Famer with US sales of more than 135 million albums, is now in Hawaii as part of a world tour.

Earlier this month, Garth was asked by TMZ if he would perform at the inauguration if asked. "And you've seen some inaugurals in the past that maybe did seem like a coronation".

Just weeks ago, a Trump adviser told the BBC that Elton John was slated to perform at the Inaugural ball, but he insists he was never asked-and would turn down the invitation. "We have world-class talent, world-class entertainers reaching out to us offering their help, offering their services so no struggle, whatsoever". "This president wants to get to work".

  • Salvatore Jensen