Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor to perform at Obama’s inauguration

Rachel Rose Hartman
The Ticket

Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor have been chosen to perform at President Barack Obama's inauguration on Jan. 21, the Presidential Inaugural Commission announced on Wednesday.

Beyoncé has been tapped to sing the national anthem, Clarkson will sing “My Country, 'Tis of Thee” and Taylor will sing “America the Beautiful."

"Vice President Biden and I are honored to have these wonderfully talented musical artists perform at the inaugural ceremony,” Obama said on Wednesday. “Their music is often at the heart of the American story and speaks to folks across the country.”

Obama played a role in selecting participants for the inaugural program, which will take place on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.