Country duo Big & Rich show their support for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Musicians on Call campaign as the headliners for the upcoming benefit show. Slated for the same evening as the presidential inauguration (Friday, Jan. 20), the music-makers--known for such chart staples as "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)," "Look at You" and "Run Away with You" (and others)--will perform their set at the 9:30 Club.
“Musicians On Call brings the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities nationwide,” Pete Griffin, President of Musicians On Call, shares in a press statement. “We are so grateful for RIAA’s long term support of our mission and to be the charitable beneficiary of Big & Rich’s performance in Washington, DC.”
"America's Got Talent" alum Jackie Evancho is expected to perform the National Anthem at President-Elect Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony. The singer revealed the news last week on "The Today Show." "“I have recently been asked by the President-elect to perform the National Anthem for the swearing-in ceremony at the inauguration. I'm so excited. It's going to be awesome," said the singer--who previously performed for President Obama. "I felt really honored to be able to sing for the office. It's a great honor for me."
Musicians on Call, founded in 1999, aims to bring live and recorded music to patients in healthcare facilities, ranging from children's hospitals to hospices. So far, its volunteers have played for nearly half a million people all over the country, including in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Notable supporters over the years include Bruce Springsteen, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Carlos Santana, Justin Timberlake, radio personality and Raging Idiots frontman, Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Jessie J, Adam Lambert, A Great Big World, Bobby Bones, Gavin DeGraw and Imagine Dragons, and many, many more.
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