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Reba, Oak Ridge Boys Perform at President Bush’s Funeral


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  • December 06, 2018

The artists were among family and friends who gathered to honor the late president.

Written by: MegaCountry Staff. Photo credit: Mickey Bernal, FilmMagic

With President George H.W. Bush’s recent passing on November 30, the nation has been mourning the loss of our 41st U.S. President.

On Thursday Bush’s friends and relatives along with politicians gathered to honor the late president at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas.

Among prayers and remarks about President Bush at the funeral, Reba McEntire performed “The Lord’s Prayer” at the end of the service. Take a listen to the emotional rendition below.

McEntire also took to Instagram in a series of posts honoring her friend, like when he took stage at the CMA Awards.

The Oak Ridge Boys also gathered at the service to sing “Amazing Grace.” Joe Bonsall took lead to speak about the president and remarked, “We first sang for him in October of 1983 on the lawn of The White House when he was vice president and he said ‘Fellas,’ (he always called us fellas), ‘would you sing me a few songs? I’m a big fan.’ For decades we have sang for him, and this is, again a real honor to be here.” Bonsall continued on to lighten the mood, “What a lot of people may not know is he fancied himself to be a good bass singer. He was not,” and the crowd chuckled. “We’ll sing for our president.” 

Take a listen to the emotional rendition below.

The Oak Ridge Boys also took to Instagram to honor President Bush in a series of posts.

President George H.W. Bush served as commander in chief from 1989 to 1993. He was the last veteran of World War II to serve as president. At Washington’s National Cathedral, historian Jon Meacham called Bush “America’s last great soldier-statesman, a 20th-century founding father,” and that he “believed in causes larger than themselves.” He passed away at age 94.

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