This Independence Day, A Capitol Fourth 2010 is set to broadcast live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol to kick off the country’s 234th birthday and this year, there will be a special country music connection.
Darius Rucker and Reba McEntire are set to perform on the live broadcast and in addition to performing, Reba will be presented with the National Artistic Achievement Award in recognition of her dedication to enriching the national legacy of the performing arts as well as her lifetime of musical contributions. This is only the fourth time the award has been presented. The first recipient was composer John Williams in 2003; followed by Latin music legends and producing team Gloria and Emilio Estefan in 2005; and Motown icon Stevie Wonder in 2006.
The show will air live in HD on PBS Sunday, July 4, 2010 from 8:00 to 9:30 pm EST.