Watch Kelly Clarkson Performs My Country Tis of Thee at 2013 Presidential Inauguration. Vocal power house, Kelly Clarkson, was one of a select group of performers at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration of President Barack Obama. The pop/maybe-country-crossover singer performed “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee’” in super cold weather in Washington, D.C. True to form, Kelly tweeted out to fans about the experience. What an honor to be a part of history! Obama’s presence was powerful and his words unforgettable. It’s a proud day for America! — Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) January 21, 2013 Watch: Kelly Clarkson Sings “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.’”
James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson Among Performer for President Obama’s Inauguration Ceremony. James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson are among those who will be performing in Washington D.C. at the Capital Building on January 21st for President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony. Taylor will be singing “America the Beautiful” and Clarkson will sing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” Hip hop/pop singer Beyonce will be performing the National Anthem. All three of the singers were picked by the President who will be sworn in for his second term in a private ceremony the day before the big inauguration shindig.