Lee Greenwood performed his biggest hit, "God Bless the USA," during the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration on Thursday (Jan. 19)

Readers can press play on the video above to watch Greenwood's performance. He received a welcome from Tim Rushlow (formerly of Little Texas), Lonestar‘s Richie McDonald and Restless Heart‘s Larry Stewart, who performed just before Greenwood took the stage.

Greenwood is one of a number of country artists who will be performing at Inauguration Weekend (Jan. 19-22) events. Country artists including Big & RichDarryl Worley and more are booked to perform at inaugural balls, held by various political organizations throughout the weekend of the inauguration, and Toby Keith was also booked for the Welcome Celebration. Greenwood says that he believes the numerous artists who have declined to be part of Trump’s inauguration festivities will “regret not going in the future.”

“You don’t get this invitation very often,” he notes, later adding, “I feel sorry for people who would turn down this invitation.”

Greenwood continues, “You need to support [Trump] and all the things he plans to do for America, and not bow down to what is said on social media and gossip … I live here in a rural community in Nashville, and I frequent a lot of local places … No one comes up to me and says, ‘Why are you going? Why are you singing for the president?’”

Greenwood has already performed in front of five sitting presidents (Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush) and for three presidential inauguration events.

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