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Kelly Clarkson to Perform at President Obama’s Inauguration


As if getting engaged in December and being nominated for four Grammy’s wasn’t enough, Kelly Clarkson‘s big moments keep on coming. It was announced today that the pop/country superstar will be joining Beyonce and James Taylor at the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 21.

The talented trio will each give their take on a patriotic classic with Beyonce tackling the National Anthem. Taylor will perform “America The Beautiful” and Clarkson will perform “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.”

The Nashville resident spoke to The Tennessean today. “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.”

Taylor Swift Wraps Up “Speak Now Tour” At MSG With Special Guests

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On Sunday Night, country sweetheart, Taylor Swift, was crowned Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards.

On Monday and Tuesday night, she played the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, to sold-out crowds in New York City.

These two shows at MSG marked the end of the North American leg of her extremely successful Speak Now Tour. Swift has been bringing out special guests to perform with her throughout the tour run, and these past two nights were no exception.

On Monday night, John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls joined Swift on stage to perform the band’s mega-hit, “Iris.” The country superstar dubbed “Iris” as one of the greatest songs ever written. I definitely agree with her.

Last night, Swift continued with the special guests. First, she brought her good friend, Selena Gomez, to the stage. The best friends sang a duet of Gomez’s song, “Who Says.”

Later in the night, Swift performed with music legend, James Taylor. He also happens to be her namesake. Swift shared with the crowd that she was named after the superstar singer-songwriter. He joined Swift for a performance of his timeless hit, “Fire and Rain,” as well as played guitar during Swift’s “Fifteen.”

With this leg of the tour wrapped, Swift will enjoy some down time before taking her tour world-wide starting in March 2012.

Check out the videos from MSG! Thanks to Taylor’s fans!

Taylor Swift and Johnny Rzeznik (Courtesy of Youtube user, rxgrl50):

Swift and Selena Gomez (Courtesy of Youtube user, steveditch13):

Swift and James Taylor (Courtesy of Youtube user, Phatheadmycountry961):