According to reports, on Wednesday, President Donald Trump awarded country musicians Toby Keith and Rich Skaggs the National Art Medal. After the speech was violent in the Capitol on January 6, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reject Trump. This is the second day in history.
Because of Keith’s unwavering military support and national anthems such as “Red, White, and Blue (The Manners of Angry Americans)”, people in Oklahoma have long been considered conservative Republicans. Although he explained to the Democratic Party. Chicago Tribune, He is actually a former Democrat and no longer has contact with any party. In 201
Skaggs was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2018.He is a lifelong Republican and evangelical Christian. He supported Trump in an interview with Trump in 2016. Gospel pioneer. “I love [Trump’s] Enthusiasm and fighting spirit,” he said. “He will not let anyone bulldozer on him, because he is a bulldozer himself. Mr. Trump is a man who demolished and rebuilt. I believe that Donald Trump is the right person in the right place, and this is a prophecy. “
Skaggs started his career in the bushes and brought the style of country music to the country radio through songs such as “Heartbroke”, “Highway 40 Blues” and “Country Boy”. Featured by Bill Bill Monroe. At the same time, Keith has always been a hit single producer on country radio, with image-rich hits such as “Should Be a Cowboy”, the patriotic “American Soldier” and the novel “Red Solo Cup”. Both of them have been relatively quiet in recent years-Keith released the single “That’s Country Bro” in 2019 and “What’s Up Cuz” in 2020, although neither was recorded. Skaggs’ latest music was released in 2014.
This is only the second time Trump has presented the National Art Medal to Trump during his tenure. In 2019, he will honor the art patron Sharon Percy Rockefeller, American military musician and actor Alon Krauss. Trump tried to award the Medal of Freedom to New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick earlier this week. The coach refused.
A Keith representative declined to comment. Skaggs representatives did not respond to requests for comment.