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Gatlin Bros., Nelons, Chonda Pierce and Aaron & Amanda Crabb to Perform During Inaugural Festivities
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Several popular Southern Gospel artists are slated to perform at this year’s inaugural festivities. Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers have been announced to perform at the Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C, on January 19. The event is expected to draw more than 15,000 guests and will feature many other artists including Larry Stewart of Restless Heart, Tim Rushlow formerly of Little Texas, Lonestar’s Richie McDonald, Bonnie Bishop, Kevin Fowler and more.

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 will perform the patriotic classic "God Bless America" during the Laying of the Wreath ceremony, which takes place on January 19 at Arlington National Cemetery. President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be on hand to pay homage to American troops. The event is scheduled to be televised as part of the Inauguration coverage on CSPAN at 3:30 p.m. EST.

“We are grateful to God anytime we have the privilege of using our voices to honor U.S. Soldiers, but to be with Mr. President Donald Trump and Mr. Vice President Mike Pence during this sacred ceremony is quite a humbling feeling and a day our family will never forget!” shares Kelly Nelon.

Bestselling comedian Chonda Pierce and acclaimed Difference Media artists Aaron & Amanda Crabb will join the lineup of the Family Research Council’s Faith, Freedom & Future Inaugural Ball, a black-tie gala set to follow the inauguration on January 20.

“The inaugural events, with all their pomp and circumstance, are the epitome of our democracy,” says Pierce, who will also attend the Inaugural Swearing-In ceremony and the National Prayer Service. “No matter who is in or out of office,” she continues, “I am a patriot of the process and of the office. I’m more than excited to get to see any of it, much less be a small part of it!”

“We truly count it an honor to be part of the Faith, Freedom & Future Inaugural Ball,” says Aaron Crabb. “We love this great nation and we are thankful for our faith. To be asked to share the Good News of Jesus through testimony and song at an inaugural ball is a good sign of things to come for the United States of America.”

Sources: Turning Point Media Relations,, Daywind Records