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Country Music: In Performance at the White House

A PBS music special in the East Room of the White House.  President and Mrs. Obama will host the event on Monday, November 21 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.  (Program subject to change.)  The concert will honor the rich history and resilience of this uniquely American musical form with performances tracing the history of Country music.  The sixty-minute television special, part of the Emmy Award-nominated PBS “In Performance at the White House” series, will premiere Wednesday, November 23 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). 

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Country Music: In Performance at the White House, Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley, performer in “Country Music: In Performance at the White House.”  Tapes November 21, 2011; broadcasts November 23 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: James Minchin III.

Country Music: In Performance at the White House, Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss, performer in “Country Music: In Performance at the White House.”  Tapes November 21, 2011; broadcasts November 23 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.
 

Credit: Randee St. Nicholas

Country Music: In Performance at the White House, The Band Perry

The Band Perry, performers in “Country Music: In Performance at the White House.”  Tapes November 21, 2011; broadcasts November 23 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Courtesy artist.

Country Music: In Performance at the White House, Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson, performer in “Country Music: In Performance at the White House.”  Tapes November 21, 2011; broadcasts November 23 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Marina Chavez.

Country Music: In Performance at the White House, Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett, performer in “Country Music: In Performance at the White House.”  Tapes November 21, 2011; broadcasts November 23 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Michael Wilson.

Country Music: In Performance at the White House, Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker, performer in “Country Music: In Performance at the White House.”  Tapes November 21, 2011; broadcasts November 23 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Courtesy of Jim Wright.

Country Music: In Performance at the White House, James Taylor

James Taylor, performer in “Country Music: In Performance at the White House.”  Tapes November 21, 2011; broadcasts November 23 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.
 

Credit: James O’Mara.

Country Music: In Performance at the White House, Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina, performer in “Country Music: In Performance at the White House.”  Tapes November 21, 2011; broadcasts November 23 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.
 

Credit: Brian Bowen Smith.

Country Music: In Performance at the White House, Mickey

Mickey, performer in “Country Music: In Performance at the White House.”  Tapes November 21, 2011; broadcasts November 23 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Courtesy artist.

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