Re: Kelly Clarkson to sing at President Obama's inauguration
Kelly Clarkson to sing at Obama inauguration
She got engaged in December and will return to the Grammys as a four-time nominee in February, and here's even more big news for Kelly Clarkson.
The Nashville based pop/country star will perform at President Barack Obama's inauguration on January 21.
Kelly Clarkson perform at VH1 Divas on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Planners said Wednesday that Obama picked Clarkson to sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee," the song that Aretha Franklin famously performed during his first inauguration in 2008. Beyonce will sing the national anthem, and James Taylor will perform "America the Beautiful."
Speaking to the Tennessean on Wednesday, Clarkson said she was "floored" to be invited.
"I really have spent a lot of time coming up with a cool arrangement," she said. "I wanted to make it special. I'm really proud to be singing in his inauguration. I vote for him. It's a proud moment when you support something, and then you get to be a part of it."
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