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Obama gets down with country music


After a few days overseas, President Obama hosted what he called a "welcome home party" at the White House on Monday. The music and special guest selection: country.

From the Washington Examiner:

[A]rtists that attended included The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Darius Rucker, and Kris Kristofferson.

"At its most pure, that’s what country music is all about -- life in America.  It’s about storytelling -– giving voice to the emotions of everyday life.," said Obama, "Brad Paisley put it simply:  'This is real, this is your life in a song.  This is country music.'"

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