Gospel Singer Travis Greene Hopes to 'Redefine Culture' With Trump Inaugural Ball Performance
While Travis Greene has not been officially announced as an inauguration performer by Donald Trump's team, the gospel singer took it upon himself to tell his fans via Instagram video that he will perform at an inaugural ball this week.
"Family, I have something very special to share -- and I wanted you to hear directly from me," Greene wrote in the caption accompanying the video.
"Man, I'm overwhelmed by the favor and the love of our Jesus Christ," he begins the video. "The doors that he's opened over the past couple of years have just blown my mind. One of those doors was an invitation to the inaugural ball, to Washington, D.C. After much prayer, deliberation and soul-searching, I literally spoke to most of my spiritual advisers throughout the country, and it was an overwhelming, 'Go!' That's what they told me -- that they believed this was the will of God.
"Why? Because in the Bible, many times, when God's hand was on someone, on his servant, he gave them access to places of power. They served and spoke his word in front of kings that they agreed with and disagreed with. So I believe that this is a door open from God for me to engage in culture -- not to sit back and tolerate or complain, but to help redefine culture in some way. So I'm taking the light and the love of Jesus where it belongs."
Watch the video below:
Broadway star Jennifer Holliday was originally announced to perform, but she chose to step down after reading an article about how much her involvement had hurt her fans in the gay community. "I don’t want my name to be associated with heartbreak or sadness thinking that I’m in support of something, when I’m just thinking that I was just singing a song," Holliday told The Hollywood Reporter.
Greene's song "Made a Way" is No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart this week.