Garth Brooks, who sang a touching rendition of “Amazing Grace” to welcome a new president, gave a Twitter shout out Wednesday night to acknowledge Lady Gaga for being “fabulous” and a “national treasure.”
On Twitter late Wednesday, Garth Brooks tipped his hat to Lady Gaga, who sang “The Star Spangled Banner.”
“Lady Gaga, You were fabulous today and every day. A national treasure. Please tell Frederick and Miss Sarah thank you for me! They saved a cowboy today. Oh, and tell Miss Sarah to hug her momma for me! love, g”
We agree with Garth Brooks. Lady Gaga is a national treasure. She wore a custom Schiaparelli Haute Couture outfit, with a navy cashmere jacket and a big red, silk skirt. She also showed off a huge gold dove pin on her jacket. Everything about Lady Gaga is over the top perfection, from her voice to her fashion.
Garth Brooks, meanwhile, also was his wonderful self, wearing his starched jeans, boots, black jacket and cowboy hat. He was the last performer after Joe Biden gave his inaugural address. Brooks said he sang Wednesday not as a political statement, but as a declaration of unity.
As he sang “Amazing Grace,” Brooks doffed his hat and pointed it towards the sky to honor God. Then he paused and asked those in attendance and watching at home for a favor.
“I’m going to ask you to sing this last verse with me,” Brooks said, asking for a red-white-and-blue sing-along. “Not just the people here, but at home, and at work…as one, united.”
Later Wednesday, country stars Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard sang their new song “Undivided” at the “Celebrating America” Inauguration concert.
Garth Brooks announced earlier this week that he’d be performing for the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris inauguration. He said: “I want to spend the next 10 years of my life not divided… I’m so tired of being divided.”
As he left the inaugural stage, Garth Brooks shook hands with Joe Biden, then outgoing Vice President Mike Pence. He hugged former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and gave another huge hug to George W. Bush. Brooks performed at the inaugurations of all the men. He skipped the inauguration of Donald Trump because he had a show that night in Cincinnati.
Garth Brooks still was reveling in a patriotic high Wednesday night. He also tweeted about the trumpet player who accompanied him for “Amazing Grace” and honored the Marines.
“I want to thank Colonel Fettig of the @marineband,” Brooks posted on Twitter. “I also want to tell Matt, the trumpet player, thank you for letting me stand beside you today. Our father, a Marine Corp Veteran of the Korean War, would want to tell you both “Semper Fi!”