Kelly Clarkson to Perform at 2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting
In addition to Clarkson, Chance the Rapper and gospel singer Yolanda Adams have been asked to perform at the annual White House event, per the event's official website. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Dec. 1, with a lottery for tickets opening on Oct. 7; more information on how to enter is available on the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony website. Those who can't make it to Washington, DC, to see the lights turn on will be able to catch the ceremony when it airs on the Hallmark Channel on Dec. 2.
Clarkson last performed at the White House in 2013; then, she sang "My Country 'Tis of Thee" during President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
The first American Idol winner is going to have a busy Christmas this year: She will also serve as grand marshal for the 63rd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade in Nashville.
In June, Clarkson announced that she will be releasing a new record in 2017, on her new label home, Atlantic Records. The disc will be a soul- and R&B-influenced album, but in early 2015, Clarkson told Time magazine that while she was working on her latest project, Piece By Piece, she was also working on a country record.
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