Posted: Jan 22, 2013
Country and pop powerhouse Kelly Clarkson serenaded the crowd from the U.S. Capitol with “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” before the ceremony.
“What an honor to be a part of history!” Kelly tweeted. “Obama’s presence was powerful and his words unforgettable. It’s a proud day for America!”
She was joined by Beyonce and James Taylor, who also took the Capitol steps to perform.
During the Inaugural Ball later in the evening, Brad Paisley performed his hit “American Saturday Night,” which happened to bring back memories of the time he, too, was president.
“This reminds me of when I was president of the 4-H club,” Brad joked from the stage. “It’s kind of the same.”
Added Kelly from the Ball, “Just partied at the White House,” she tweeted. “I kid you not, Michelle Obama stood up and got the party started ….seriously cool First Lady.”