Cheryl LuQuire performing in D.C. Friday

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTOK) - As people across the country are preparing for Friday's presidential inauguration, one Meridian native is getting ready to see it all in person.

Country singer Cheryl LuQuire will be performing for the NRA's afterparty in Washington. She'll also be attending Donald trump's inauguration and the inaugural ball. LuQuire is in D.C. right now getting ready. Newscenter 11 got a chance a chance to talk to her over the phone about her big performance and what she's expecting.

"We're kind of just soaking it all in. It's a lot. It's a lot of different emotions and feelings here in D.C.," she says. "We're just trying to soak it all in."

LuQuire is encouraging everyone to be kind to one another and look beyond party lines.