Country Lovin' At The White House : Soapbox The White House went a little bit country this week with a visit from Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss and Charley Pride. NPR White House correspondent Don Gonyea sent along these photos.
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Country Lovin' At The White House

The White House went a little bit country this week with a visit from Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss and Charley Pride. The songsters held a workshop for middle and high school students during the day, and performed for President Obama in the evening. NPR White House Correspondent Don Gonyea was there humming along; he reports on the shindig for this morning's show and sent along some pictures.

Country music star Charley Pride performs at the White House. Chuck Kennedy/White House hide caption

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Chuck Kennedy/White House

More photos after the jump.

The day of country tunes was part of a series of White House events focusing on uniquely American music. Pete Souza/White House hide caption

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Pete Souza/White House

Musician Brad Paisley performs for the president. Pete Souza/White House hide caption

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Pete Souza/White House