Sanford singer, songwriter and musician Britton Buchanan will be in Plains, Georgia, this morning to sing for the country’s oldest living former president at his rural church.
The service will be livestreamed on the Maranatha Baptist Church’s Facebook page starting at 10:45 a.m. today.
6 negative COVID tests, a quarantine, & a vaccination later, I made it down to Plains, GA. I’ll be singing at Maranatha Baptist Church for President Jimmy Carter, First Lady Rosalynn Carter, & the rest of the congregation tomorrow! Watch live on their FB page at 10:45am EST. pic.twitter.com/2vrfLoe6ry
— Britton Buchanan (@BrittonBuchanan) April 18, 2021
Buchanan tweeted the news Saturday night: “6 negative COVID tests, a quarantine, & a vaccination later, I made it down to Plains, GA. I’ll be singing at Maranatha Baptist Church for President Jimmy Carter, First Lady Rosalynn Carter, & the rest of the congregation tomorrow!”
Buchanan talked about the news with The Rant in March before making the public announcement on Saturday. A fan of American and presidential history, Buchanan says Carter has long been his favorite of the 46 presidents.
“Half of the books are my bookcase are written by Jimmy Carter,” he said. “I have 15 of them, multiple biographies — some of them signed. I’ve been a huge political nerd since I volunteered on the Clinton campaign back in 2016.”
Buchanan also performed for presidential candidate Tim Kaine during his visit to Sanford in 2016. The 2018 Voice finalist is calling getting to meet and sing for Carter a “once in a lifetime opportunity.”
“I feel like he’s the most underrated president ever,” he said. “He was way ahead of this time, and I feel like he’s finally getting his due. He’s 96 now, and I may not get many chances to meet him.”
Buchanan told The Rant on a March podcast that he’s expecting his first album to be released this year. Four singles from the album have already been released, and the album’s main single is due out soon.
Listen to the podcast below.