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Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox to Play Inaugural Ball

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Rascall Flatts’ singer Gary LeVox joins the short list of entertainers slated for the presidential inauguration festivities on Jan. 20. Though his bandmates won’t join him, LeVox plans to bring along songwriters Neil Thrasher and Wendell Mobley.

LeVox joins the festivities as a guest of the Veterans Inaugural Ball, sponsored by The American Legion. The event focuses mostly on veterans and honors Medal of Honor recipients. Since its inception, either the newly elected president or vice president attends the ball.

Country duo Big & Rich also plans to perform during the festivities. Or rather, right before them. They play the Great American Alliance’s Inaugural Gala the night before the inauguration. Collaborator Cowboy Troy is slated to join his the duo. The Republican Party officially sponsors that event, so it’s sure to be a big one.

John Rich has longstanding connections to the Republican Party. He even wrote John McCain’s campaign song in 2008, “Raising McCain.” Rich also has close ties to Trump as a former contestant on his reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice. Rich won the eleventh season of the show in 2011.

And lastly, Randy Rogers will play an acoustic set at the Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball on Jan. 19. Similar to the Veterans Ball, the Black Tie & Boots party has roots in the 1950s during President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s inauguration.

So far, those are the only country artists performing at inauguration events. Garth Brooks apparently turned down Trump, who has had a hard time securing talent for the festivities.

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