At Joe Biden’s inauguration, Garth Brooks performed a stirring rendition of the classic spiritual “Amazing Grace.”
Jim on History looks back to his performance, and more importantly, what happened afterwards.
Brooks, in a sign of true bipartisanship, made sure to shake hands and hug not only President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, but all former presidents and first ladies in attendance as well.
Many Americans loved the moment.
“Garth Brooks running around hugging everyone is the energy I’m taking into this new era,” one person tweeted.
In an interview with Washington Post, the country icon joked that he probably holds the record for most presidential hugs thanks to that day.
“And now I’m holding things up. It’s like, ‘Oh, crap!’ So you just try and run as fast as you can and get out of there,” he told the newspaper. “It’s gotta be some kind of record. I don’t know who has hugged that many presidents in that short of time.”
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