JASON CLAYBORN WILL SING “GOD BLESS AMERICA” AT SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FOR KENTUCKY GOVERNOR-ELECT
Grammy ® Award nominated songwriter and singer, Jason Clayborn, will perform Irving Berlin’s 1918 patriotic anthem, “God Bless America,” at the inaugural swearing-in ceremony of Kentucky Governor-Elect, Andy Beshear, at the State Capitol in Frankfort, KY on December 10, 2019 in the 2 PM EST hour. The historic event will broadcast live on https://www.ket.org
Beshear, a Democrat, won a high-profile, polarizing election to unseat incumbent Republican Governor, Matt Bevin, by 5,086 votes in a contest that saw over 1.4 million votes cast.
Clayborn is a Louisville, KY native who has been performing since his youth. He started playing drums in church conventions as a child and hit the national stage as a member of the Christian Hip-Hop group, The Righteous Riders, in 2002. After the group disbanded, he branched out as a successful gospel songwriter for leading gospel music hitmakers such as Hezekiah Walker, VaShawn Mitchell, Wess Morgan, Lisa Knowles-Smith and Ricky Dillard.
Clayborn’s composition, “Better,” gave Hezekiah Walker an 18-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart in 2016. Aside from earning a Dove Award; the tune was also nominated for Billboard Music, Soul Train and Grammy ® Awards. It was also one of the ten most played gospel songs of 2016 according to Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Over the years,