Celebrating music from the 50s and 60s, President Barack Obama hosted In Performance at the White House where they paid tribute Memphis Soul. So along with other performers such as Mavis Staples, Alabama Shakes, Booker T. Jones, Charlie Musselwhite, Sam Moore, Queen Latifah, Steve Cropper, William Bell, Ben Harper, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet, and Charlie Musselwhite, the pop worlds very own Justin Timberlake joined the foray.
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee the Mickey Mouse Club alum has been known to pay numerous homages to the influence the soul center has had on him. Even in his new album The 20/20 Experience, Timberlake’s song “That Girl” images him as a soul singing frontman of an imaginary group called “Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids.”
Watch the videos below to see platinum selling artist pay tribute to what made him today:
Watch the stream below of Justin Timberlake performing Otis Redding’s “Sitting On The Dock of the Bay” below: