Singer Sheryl Crow to Help Mark Lighting of National Christmas Tree

Grammy-award winner Sheryl Crow is among the artists who will help kick off the holiday season when the National Christmas Tree is lit on December 3.

Ms. Crow will be joined by Common and Ray LaMontagne at the tree-lighting ceremony, according to a release from the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation. The annual holiday event will be streamed live at www.thenationaltree.org on December 3rd at 5:00 EST/4 p.m. CST/3 p.m. MST/2:00 PST, and will be broadcast nationwide beginning December 4th on public broadcasting stations in partnership with WETA, Washington, D.C.’s flagship public broadcasting station (check local listings).

Ms. Crow is a nine-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum singer-song writer. Her many other honors include three American Music Awards, a People’s Choice Award, and a spot on VH1’s “100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.”

Common is a Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum selling recording artist who has collaborated with hip-hop producers Kanye West, Will.i.am, Pharell and many more. Common has also built a career as an entrepreneur, film actor and author of children’s books.

Ray LaMontagne is a singer and songwriter, whose third and most recent album, “Gossip in the Grain” debuted at number three on the Billboard Charts. Rolling Stone magazine has described his voice as “full of the warm yearning of a young Van Morrison.”

Additional performers will be announced next week.

The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is presented by the National Park Foundation and National Park Service.