Last month, Garth Brooks started a flurry of rumors when he told TMZ that he wasn't opposed to the idea of singing at President-elect Donald Trump's upcoming inauguration in January.
“I don't know. I haven't been asked. It's always about serving, ya know, it's what you do.”
Brooks's publicist then confirmed that the singer was, indeed, looking into the prospect of singing during the event.
Along with the confirmation, Reuters reports that his publicist touted past presidential performances of the singer, including for President Barack Obama:
“Garth has performed for the five living presidents,” his publicist Nancy Seltzer said on Friday. “While rumor has it that he has been asked to perform for President-elect Trump, he has not been able to commit yet.”
However, a source has now revealed to TheWrap that the singer has decided against taking the gig.
A source also says that the inaugural committee is “willing to pay anything,” but wouldn't elaborate on why Brooks has decided to decline any offers.