Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is turning the White House into a country music hall, inviting an array of country stars to perform in the East Room.
The White House is paying tribute to country music, with performances by Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, Kris Kristofferson, Darius Rucker, James Taylor and others.
Obama says he's been on the road so much lately that Johnny Cash "was really singing our song when he sang, 'I've been everywhere, man.'"
The concert is part of a White House music series that has celebrated jazz, country, classical, Motown and Latin music.
"Country Music: In Performance at the White House," will be broadcast on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST on PBS stations.
- Georgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach...
- Trial begins for Salt Lake attorney seeking...
- The Great War: 100 photos marking 100 years...
- Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the...
- Ground Zero cross can stay at 9/11 museum,...
- US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers
- Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu...
- NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules
- US Court: Virginia marriage is for all... 43
- Federal land managers criticized over... 26
- Feds cap fines for not buying health... 22
- Obama maintains busy fundraising... 22
- After government topples crosses in... 19
- Fast food workers vow civil disobedience 15
- Gaza sides agree to lull but truce... 13
- Sarah Palin launches online... 10