- Eric Webb American-Statesman Staff
Name a more iconic duo. We’ll wait.
All five living former U.S. presidents headed to College Station over the weekend for a hurricane relief concert, called Deep from the Heart: The One America Appeal, at Texas A&M University. Stars like Alabama, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Sam Moore and Yolanda Adams performed, but so did one unexpected guest: pop star Lady Gaga. The “Million Reasons” singer tweeted a photo of herself standing behind the POTUSes past captioned, “Nothing more beautiful than everyone putting their differences aside to help humanity in the face of catastrophe.”
In the picture, Gaga stands between George H.W. and George W. Bush, the two former presidents from Texas. Side note: Bush 41’s Texas flag socks are very chic. It looks like Mother Monster made quite the impression on him, if his Twitter was any indication Monday.
The elder Bush tweeted, “Not sure abt 39, @BillClinton, 43 and @BarackObama, but I would have sung w @ladygaga if asked. Thanks to all for supporting @AmericaAppeal.”
Is Bush trying to move in on Tony Bennett’s gig? We can’t speak for Jimmy Carter and the younger Bush, but Barack Obama is no stranger to public singing, and Bill Clinton (who just stopped by the Circuit of the Americas for Formula One weekend, too) could probably pull out the saxophone. Let’s get the band on the road.
As of Sunday afternoon, the One America Appeal effort had raised almost $33 million in relief for those affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, according to CNN.
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