Usher and Demi Lovato are on the way to the White House to execute in a musical celebration on the late Ray Charles.
Gospel singer and actress Yolanda Adams, country rockers The Band Perry, soul singer Leon Bridges, R&B jazz musician Andra Day and singer-songwriter-producer Anthony Hamilton is going to be joining the line-up to the Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at The White House event, it had been announced on Friday (19Feb16).
Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard, veteran soul singer Sam Moore and Empire star Jussie Smollett are due to have fun with the occasion, being held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (24Feb16). In addition, the show will likely be broadcast on Friday (27Feb16) about the PBS network over the U.S., a White House representative confirmed.
It will likely be the 16th such event held while President Barack Obama has been doing office. Prior to Wednesday evening’s celebration, First Lady Michelle Obama will hold a daytime workshop with some from the artists, for longer than 130 school and college pupils from over the country.
Ray Charles, who had previously been played by Jamie Foxx in 2004’s Oscar-winning Ray biopic, died on June 10, 2004, aged 73.
Demi certainly carries a busy several months coming up as she’ll also be striking the road with Nick Jonas on their own joint Forever Now tour in June (16).
The two former Disney stars use a shared history – they co-starred inside TV movie Camp Rock (alongside Lovatos ex and Nick’s brother Joe), and Demi would have been a supporting act for the Jonas Brothers’ 2009 tour.
It was throughout the South American leg of the tour that this pop star suffered a meltdown backstage and entered rehab to get treatment for a few emotional issues.
Nick also helped created the Skyscraper star’s comeback shows for my child 2014 Neon Lights Tour.
“Two tours ago, I was obviously a part of (Demi’s) creative team… and becoming a chance to work behind the scenes was fun, however to do this together is absolutely special for both people,” Nick told U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America.
“I hope that people have an incredible some time and that our fans appreciate it, be the most important thing,” Demi added in the joint gigs.