Lee Extends Public Invitation to Inaugural Events

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Tennessee Governor celebrates second term, plans to outline priorities

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, re-elected to a second term in November, has announced a series of events to celebrate his inauguration. He has also officially extended an invitation for Tennesseans to join him at these events.

Lee has set a worship-focused celebration of his second term.

“The Lord has been faithful and poured His great favor over Tennessee,” said Gov. Lee. “Maria and I invite Tennesseans to join us for a celebration of our state, as we thank God for our many blessings and seek His wisdom in the days ahead.”

Lee noted a series of performances will take place to kickoff his second term.

Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris McClarney, Nicole C. Mullen, Chris Tomlin, the Fisk Jubilee Singers from Fisk University and other acclaimed performers will headline the Inaugural Worship Service at the legendary Ryman Auditorium at 8:30 a.m. CT.

Those interested in obtaining access to these events can find tickets here.

Immediately following the worship service, Gov. Lee will take the oath of office at the Inauguration Ceremony at 11 a.m. CT on Legislative Plaza. The oath will be administered by Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Page. The event is a joint convention of the 113th General Assembly.

While these events are not typically explicitly religious in nature, Lee has made his personal faith a centerpiece of his method of governance. His inauguration represents a clear demonstration of his preference for Christian theology and what that has meant to his personal and professional life.

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