Actor Jon Voight will be among those making “special appearances” at the free concert held on the Mall.
Predictably, backlash against the artists has already begun.
It's nice that with 3 Doors Down and Toby Keith performing I won't even have to protest hate any of the performers...Already hate them!— CDF (@CCDF12) January 13, 2017
Although the country acts’ fan bases are likely more right-leaning, fans seemed particularly stung by the participation of Holliday, who also performed in “Dreamgirls.”
The Trump inaugural planners have had a difficult time attracting top talent. Some musicians were probably dissuaded from performing at inaugural events for fear of alienating fans. When word got out that acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli was a possible inauguration performer, for example, fans on Twitter vowed to #boycottbocelli.