Country Music Performs At White House

Country Artists Featured in PBS Special, Country Music: In Performance at the White House.

Some of country’s most popular artists are performing at the White House! In a special event, Country Music: In Performance at the White House, hosted by President Obama and Mrs. Obama, these country artists, inlcuding, Dierks Bentley, Lauren Alaina, Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss, The Band Perry, Kris Kristofferson, Darius Rucker, James Taylor and Capital Records newcomer Mickey, come together to celebrate the rich history of country music which has evolved with America through the years. These performers pay tribute to country music, and some of its most iconic figures through music of their own as well as classic hits.

The event was taped Monday, November 21st and will air on PBS on Wednesday, November 23rd at 8pm ET. You can find a complete list of the songs and performers below. I have to say the two performances which interest me the most are Alison Krauss’ rendition of “When You Say Nothing At All” and Dierks Bentley and Lauren Alaina teaming up to sing “Always On My Mind“.

Country Music: In Performance at the White House Preview

Complete Song List

Performed by Dierks Bentley

Cowboy Man
Performed by Lye Lovett

Pancho & Lefty
Performed by Kris Kristofferson & Darius Rucker

If I Die Young
Performed by The Band Perry

When You Say Nothing at All
Performed by Allison Krauss

Riding on a Railroad
Performed by James Taylor

I Got Nothin’
Performed by Darius Rucker

Always on My Mind
Performed by Dierks Bentley & Lauren Alaina

Performed by Mickey

Wichita Lineman
Performed by James Taylor

Coal Miner’s Daughter
Performed by Lauren Alaina

Funny How Time Slips Away
Performed by Lyle Lovett

I Will Always Love You
Performed by The Band Perry

Me And Bobby McGee
Full Cast

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