Skip to comments.Country music gets its day at the White House; Obamas to showcase...stars (Tomorrow)
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.
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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.
Should be “so WERE”...SORRY for the grammar error.
James Taylor is a real C***** A******
What, no Dixie Chicks? They would fit right in.
I just the way James Taylor has always used steel guitars and twin fiddles in his songs. /sarc off>
Cracker music. Music to cling to your gun and Bible by.
The royal family will hate every minute of it.
dems want dunham out of white house...
Glad he has his priorities straight. This is WAAAAYYY more important than perhaps meeting with the Super Committee on deadline night.
Pathetic. Real Country wants nothing to do with pres Jug Ears
They are dead to me!
Laser like on jobs I see.
"I've always loved NASCAR, country music, boiled
peanuts, RC cola, Moon Pies, and GooGoo Bars!"
Alison Krauss is one of my favorites.
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
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.
I like her, too, but she was also at Hussein’s first shuck and jive routine for country music.
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.
...party party party, 24/7 in obamie’s white house.
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
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.
No one on the list I’d refer to as “legendary”.
Wait, you mean Chris Gaines is a liberal? Say it ain’t so!
Kris Kristoferson. Big Lib. At a concert in Colorado, he dissed Bush and the war in between songs. Very inappropriate.
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.
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.
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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...
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.
“Sounds like Obamas 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...
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.
very funny send up of “Big Rock Candy Mountain”! Did that ever run on TV? :)
And was that before or after his Hootie days??