Finally it seems like the rumors have been confirmed and Josh will be performing at the kick-off event of the presidential inauguration festivities in Washington DC on Sunday night.
Reports are coming in from sources such as the LA Times and USA Today that Josh will be joining the likes of Bono, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, will.i.am, Herbie Hancock, John Legend, John Mellencamp and Stevie Wonder at the “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial”....
Here are some quotes from the official Press Release from the Presidential Inaugural Committee:-
"Our intention is to root the event in history, celebrating the moments when our nation has united to face great challenges and prevail."
"We will combine historical readings by prominent actors with music from an array of the greatest stars of today."
"This is a great opportunity to capture an historic event in a very meaningful setting."
"We will have the statue of Abraham Lincoln looking down on our stage and a crowd of hundreds of thousands of people lining the mall -- a tableau any director would relish."
"We have found that the great artists are eager to take part and each one is working with us to find music that expresses the optimism and hope that people bring to the Obama inauguration."
This is such awesome news. I'm soooooo excited that Josh is going to be part of this amazing event.
Now the big question is "what will he sing"? Could it be "America"? Please add your thoughts by leaving a comment.
** EDIT - An Australian newspaper is reporting that "artists won't be performing their big hits, but will be asked to perform material appropriate to the occasion. One musician will be asked to perform "A Change Is Gonna Come,'' the song made famous by Sam Cooke."