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Country music gets its day at the White House; Obamas to showcase...stars (Tomorrow)
Washington comPOST ^ | 11/16/11

Posted on 11/20/2011 5:28:28 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat

Country music gets its due at the Obama White House next week.

The Obamas will play host to a string of country stars — legendary and contemporary — Monday at their seventh “In Performance at the White House” program.

Among those performing Monday night: Lauren Alaina, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Mickey, Darius Rucker and James Taylor.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: duplicate; hypocrite; music; sellouts
Oh yeah, James Taylor is a real country artist.

I am profoundly disappointed in Dierks and Darius.

Hussein did this already...sellout Brad Paisley was there, and so was some other leftwingnut country artists.

1 posted on 11/20/2011 5:28:32 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Should be “so WERE”...SORRY for the grammar error.


2 posted on 11/20/2011 5:29:46 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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3 posted on 11/20/2011 5:30:00 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Recovering_Democrat

James Taylor is a real C***** A******


4 posted on 11/20/2011 5:31:02 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

What, no Dixie Chicks? They would fit right in.


5 posted on 11/20/2011 5:31:45 PM PST by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I just the way James Taylor has always used steel guitars and twin fiddles in his songs. /sarc off>


6 posted on 11/20/2011 5:36:50 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Cracker music. Music to cling to your gun and Bible by.
The royal family will hate every minute of it.


7 posted on 11/20/2011 5:37:09 PM PST by Rytas
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To: Inyo-Mono

dems want dunham out of white house...
http://nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/democratic-pollsters-obama-should-abandon-run-for-second-term-20111120


8 posted on 11/20/2011 5:38:07 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Glad he has his priorities straight. This is WAAAAYYY more important than perhaps meeting with the Super Committee on deadline night.


9 posted on 11/20/2011 5:38:59 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Pathetic. Real Country wants nothing to do with pres Jug Ears


10 posted on 11/20/2011 5:41:39 PM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-Sting)
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To: dennisw

They are dead to me!


11 posted on 11/20/2011 5:43:00 PM PST by jacksonstate
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Laser like on jobs I see.


12 posted on 11/20/2011 5:45:02 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
"I've always loved NASCAR, country music, boiled
peanuts, RC cola, Moon Pies, and GooGoo Bars!"


13 posted on 11/20/2011 5:45:41 PM PST by Iron Munro (Ben Raines For President)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Alison Krauss is one of my favorites.


14 posted on 11/20/2011 5:46:06 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: jacksonstate

lol.... My favorite country is the Flying Burrito Brothers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeGvcEW-_u0 and some of what Gram Parsons and the Byrds did


15 posted on 11/20/2011 5:47:34 PM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-Sting)
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To: Retired Chemist

I like AK too... hope she’s appearing as a respect for the institution of the Presidency, and White House, and not to honor its present occupants.


16 posted on 11/20/2011 5:53:04 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I like her, too, but she was also at Hussein’s first shuck and jive routine for country music.


17 posted on 11/20/2011 5:54:52 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

You would think they at least would attract some good jazz/R&B artists,...maybe BB King, but I suspect they would end up with some Indonesian Muslim rappers before that ever happened.


18 posted on 11/20/2011 5:56:58 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

...party party party, 24/7 in obamie’s white house.


19 posted on 11/20/2011 6:04:35 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: Recovering_Democrat
"Yeah, I think what President Obama is finding out is all that we want to do, the system kind of doesn't allow the most powerful guy in the world to kind of do his job and I'm sure nobody's more frustrated than him to complete those promises that he did and I think he's trying his heart out. I love him to death and I fully support him and I just wish him well because it's got to be hell in that office,"

Garth Brooks

20 posted on 11/20/2011 6:15:45 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Retired Chemist

One of my favorites, as well. Alison Krauss seems to have a very wide appeal. It is entirely possible that that the Obamas actually are fans of her music.

Of course, they could just be inviting AKUS because she grew up in Illinois.

She seems to be the real deal. Reference fellow freepers, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1305407/posts


21 posted on 11/20/2011 6:47:16 PM PST by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in battle than it is to live as a slave.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I'm with the "Just shut up and sing" crowd. If we boycotted every lib musician there wouldn't be much left to listen to.

The other night late I caught the last half of a Motown performance at the White Hut. It was well done, well produced and mercifully short closeups of Dumbo and Moochelle. Lots of recognizable DC types in attendance.

Might as well check it out - you paid for it. Very nice Smokie Robinson piece - worth it. I guess it is good to be king.

"In Performance at the White House - Motown Sound

22 posted on 11/20/2011 6:47:37 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

No one on the list I’d refer to as “legendary”.


23 posted on 11/20/2011 7:00:06 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Wait, you mean Chris Gaines is a liberal? Say it ain’t so!


24 posted on 11/20/2011 7:02:27 PM PST by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in battle than it is to live as a slave.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Kris Kristoferson. Big Lib. At a concert in Colorado, he dissed Bush and the war in between songs. Very inappropriate.
I left.


25 posted on 11/20/2011 7:03:55 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

NASCAR and country music. Sounds like Obama’s reelection team is trying to target Middle America. Hopefully people have enough horse sense to know a phonus balonus when they see one.


26 posted on 11/20/2011 7:26:48 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Mountain Mary

I wish all the singers and actors would just keep their mouths shut about politics.....they ruin my taste for their music and their acting when they speak out.


27 posted on 11/20/2011 7:54:48 PM PST by caww
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28 posted on 11/20/2011 7:55:58 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Well as a huge country music fan I’m glad to see that no real country artists are going to appear. It’s not like he’s hosting Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys, Amber Digby and Midnight Flyer or Landon Dodd and the Dancehall Drifters...


29 posted on 11/20/2011 8:08:30 PM PST by Crapgame (What should be taught in our schools? American Exceptionalism, not cultural Marxism...)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I don’t know the politics o anyone except Kristoferson (sic,,,I don’t care how he spell it) - he is extremely to the left. I liked his music but get that comity taste in my mouth whenever I hear about him. I just asked Mr. hummingbird to get me an antacid.


30 posted on 11/20/2011 8:25:07 PM PST by hummingbird (Occupiers = Colicky Babies.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

“Darius Rucker”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUyzLvuhbps


31 posted on 11/20/2011 8:38:29 PM PST by Rebelbase (Yes we Cain!)
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To: 6SJ7

“Sounds like Obama’s reelection team is trying to target Middle America.”

He’s trying to target “white America”; I’m sure he knows he won’t be getting many white votes next fall. “White guilt” is dead...


32 posted on 11/20/2011 9:06:55 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (r)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I can’t cast guilt by association on this one, unless I hear it from the horses mouth. Garth Brooks, Merle Haggard, and the Ditsy Chicks come to mind.

As far as James Taylor is concerned; I guess that appearing with Alison Krauss and the Zac Brown Band makes you a country singer.

These artists may be honoring the symbolism rather than the symbol.


33 posted on 11/20/2011 9:39:58 PM PST by This Just In
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To: Rebelbase

very funny send up of “Big Rock Candy Mountain”! Did that ever run on TV? :)

And was that before or after his Hootie days??


34 posted on 11/21/2011 2:50:25 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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