It is not unusual for African American artists to perform at presidential inaugural festivities and gospel has had its place. Yolanda Adams and BeBe Winans helped kick off Inauguration festivities at events for President Barack Obama’s inauguration, as did the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. Historically, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has performed at the inaugurations of Presidents Johnson and Nixon. Marian Anderson sang at the 1961 inauguration of President Kennedy.
As for this years roster of inauguration performers, GMA Hall of Fame members, The Nelons, will sing ‘God Bless America’ during the Laying of the Wreath Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, and Aaron & Amanda Crabb will perform at the Family Research Council’s Faith Freedom & Future Inaugural Ball.
See which gospel artists have accepted and who has declined here