Former President George W. Bush changed his travel plans and flew into Nashville a bit early Friday to hang out with country music star Kenny Rogers, reports The Tennessean.
Rogers was in town promoting his upcoming exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and President Bush’s daughter Jenna Bush Hager was in town to interview him for the “Today” show. When Hager told her father she was with Rogers, he decided to come to Nashville for a speaking engagement at Bridgestone Arena a bit early so the two could meet.
Rogers, President Bush, Christian singer Michael W. Smith, and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who is dean of Belmont College of Law, spent time together at Bridgestone Arena ahead of Bush’s appearance, part of a Christian men’s conference.
“We sat and just talked,” Rogers said. “He just talked about Jenna. She really is a wild woman. It was a great opportunity to just visit because when I met him before I was standing in a line … at a White House Christmas party. It was more of a, ‘Hello, how are you?’ And he told me then that he had a couple of my records on his iPod for when he jogged.”