Kid Rock, John Rich visit White House for music copyright bill signing
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Kanye West won’t be the only music star at the White House on Thursday appearing alongside President TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE.

Kid Rock and John Rich, of the country music duo Big & Rich, were both eyed heading into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

“Lost in This Moment” singer Rich — who competed as a contestant on the Trump-hosted “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2011 — said he would be on-hand as the commander in chief signed the “Orrin G. Hatch-Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteUSCIS chief Cuccinelli blames Paul Ryan for immigration inaction Immigrant advocacy groups shouldn't be opposing Trump's raids Top Republican releases full transcript of Bruce Ohr interview MORE Music Modernization Act.” The legislation updates music and copyright law.

Rock, who was born Bob Ritchie, also made a return trip to the White House on Thursday to be there for the signing.

"There’s a whole lot of people in this country that do give you a lot of credit for everything you’ve been doing for this country," Rock said to Trump in remarks at the signing. "We know that some people don’t give it to you as much as maybe they should sometimes."  

"This is a great start to protect songwriters, producers, engineers, the unsung heroes behind many of these songs that go out there," he added.


The 47-year-old performer — who flirted with a Michigan Senate bid last year — is one of Trump’s most vocal supporters in the music industry. He previously snapped photos in the Oval Office with Trump, 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and singer Ted Nugent, in an April 2017 visit.

Sam Moore, of Sam & Dave fame, and The Beach Boys member Michael Love will also be among the artists at the signing, according to a White House press pool report.

West, who’s stirred controversy for his support of the president, attended a lunch with Trump on Thursday to discuss issues including prison reform following a wild, bizarre meeting between the two in the Oval Office.

—Updated at 2:32 p.m.