Hee-Haw, It’s the White House

Who knew that Barack Obama would have a country music night so early in his presidency. Well it’s happening Tuesday night at the White House. Country music stars Alison Kraus, Brad Paisley and Charlie Pride are heading to 1600 Pennsylvania as part of a White House Music Series that will be broadcast live on the […]

Last Updated: July 20, 2009 @ 3:00 PM

Who knew that Barack Obama would have a country music night so early in his presidency.

Well it’s happening Tuesday night at the White House. Country music stars Alison Kraus, Brad Paisley and Charlie Pride are heading to 1600 Pennsylvania as part of a White House Music Series that will be broadcast live on the White House web site starting around 7:30 p.m. ET

Part of it may also be included in a documentary Great American Country Television is doing on of visit of 40 music and arts education students from W.O. Smith School in Nashville to Washington.

The White House today said that the President and Michelle Obama will be in attendance and that the President will deliver brief remarks.

The musicians are also in Washington as part of an educational workshop for 120 middle and high schools students around the country to learn about songwriting and the various genres of country music.

Viewers who aren’t fans of country music have another chance to see the President live from the White House on Wednesday night, but then there’d probably not be a lot of toe-tapping then.

 

The President has a news conference at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.