Country Music: In Performance at the White House

“Country Music: In Performance at the White House” is a PBS music special in the East Room of the White House. President and Mrs. Obama will host the event in celebration of Country music, whose roots run deep throughout American history. The evening will include performances by Lauren Alaina, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Mickey, Darius Rucker and James Taylor. The concert will honor the rich history and resilience of this uniquely American musical form with performances tracing the history of Country music.

“Harlan Howard, who wrote many Country music songs that are now classics, said, ‘Country music is three chords and the truth.’  This performance at the White House will celebrate the contribution of Country music to American life, and through public media enable all Americans to tap into their heritage,” said Patricia Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). 

Hear from Kris Kristofferson

Hear from Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson talks to kids and performs at the White House Educational Workshop

Meet Mickey

Meet Mickey

Meet Mickey, Country Music newcomer.

The Band Perry: I Will Always Love You

The Band Perry: I Will Always Love You

The Band Perry performs Dolly Partons I Will Always Love You

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