Sam Moore Steps Up To Perform During President-Elect Donald Trump's Inauguration Ceremony

Sam Moore

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, the legendary Grammy winning Soul Man, Sam Moore has been added to perform during the "'Make America Great Again!' Welcome Celebration" on January 19th to celebrate the newly elected President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.

"As an American, I am honored to perform for President-elect Donald Trump," says Moore. "I was a participant in the civil rights movement and have seen many positive changes and advancement in my 81 years of living in this wonderful Country, but I know we must all join hands and work together with our new President. I honestly believe that if we can accomplish this, the best is yet to come. We all as Americans need to unite behind our new President and give him a chance. He needs everyone's support to make America greater, stronger and an even better Country."

Moore catapulted to international fame as the lead voice of the 1960s duo "Sam and Dave," a musical collaboration with long-time partner and fellow Georgia native Dave Prater. As Sam and Dave, the duo recorded and performed together for 20 years and produced a string of hit albums. But it was a tune written, arranged, and produced by Isaac Hayes that cemented Moore's place in music history. In 1967, 50 years ago this year, Hayes wrote "Soul Man," which Sam and Dave would record later that year. The song became responsible for a resurgence in Moore's popularity, when Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi assumed the characters of Elwood and Jake Blues, hopped into the Bluesmobile, and took up a career singing the blues as the Blues Brothers. The song the brothers chose as their signature: "Soul Man."

After a storied career with Prater, Moore has spent the past 35 years enjoying a long solo career, as well, recording with some of the biggest names in numerous genres of music, including Conway Twitty, with whom he recorded the hit song "Rainy Night in Georgia." In 1992, Moore was inducted, along with the deceased Prater, into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, arguably music's highest honor, capping a career that included a Grammy, honors from the Vocal Music Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, and the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Sam was the recipient of the first ever MOBO Living Legends Honor, and he received the AFTRA AMEE Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 and a NARAS Hero Award in 2003.

These days, Moore is still making music. In 2006, he joined Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and The Edge to close out the Grammy telecast with a tribute to longtime friend and fellow Atlantic Records recording artist Wilson Pickett. Moore more recently received a standing ovation for his performances at the Kennedy Center Honors and The Latin Music Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Moore's last album Overnight Sensational, produced by Randy Jackson, included collaborations with friends and fans like Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Paul Rodgers, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Billy Gibbons, and Wynonna. The album's song "You Are So Beautiful" earned him a Grammy nomination. He has also received the coveted NARAS Heroes Award, been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame for "Soul Man," earned the ETAM Living Legend Award and received a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation and inducted into both the Arizona and Georgia Music Hall of Fames. This past May (2016), Moore was honored with a star on the Nashville Walk of Fame. Rolling Stone Magazine named Sam Moore among the Top 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

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Sam Moore found musical fame as one half of the '60's powerhouse duo Sam & Dave. With 1967's hit "Soul Man," the duo found lasting fame, defined a genre, and altered the course of music history. Their signature sound influenced a diverse array of musical talents, including Al Green, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richey, Tom Petty, Phil Collins, Elvis Costello, and Billy Joel and so many others. Sam and Dave's music and personas inspired the film Blues Brothers, and other hits like "Hold On I'm Coming" has appeared on the soundtracks of more than a dozen films. Moore,81, continues to record and perform to critical claim as a solo artist and as a guest performer for his dozens of musical friends. 

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