Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce and James Taylor have been announced as the musical artists performing at the 57th Presidential inauguration.
The news was confirmed today by the Presidential Inagural Committee (IPC). Beyonce will sing theNational Anthem, Kelly will perform My Country Tis of Thee, and James Taylor will sing America the Beautiful.
President Obama was involved in selecting the musical guests. ‘Vice President Biden and I are honored to have these wonderfully talented musical artists perform at the Inaugural ceremony,’ President Obama said today. ‘Their music is often at the heart of the American story and speaks to folks across the country.’
The inauguration is due to take place on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 21st.