Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor and Beyonce all performed live earlier this afternoon at the presidential Inauguration.   Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of “America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)” and Beyonce’s interpretation of “The Star-Spangled Banner” were the big hits of the afternoon.

Clarkson’s “America” left Sen. Chuck Schumer reduced to an impressed exclamation — “Wow!

James Taylor also sand a beautiful rendition of "America The Beautiful".