The White House held a tribute to country music last night with stars Alison Krauss and her band, Union Station; Brad Paisley; and Charley Pride.
Here's some of what President Obama said to the guests:
"Now, I know folks think I'm a 'city boy,' but I do appreciate listening to country music because like all Americans, I appreciate the broad and indelible impact that country has had on our nation. It's touched countless lives, it's influenced all genres of music, it's helped us make the American people more hopeful, it's captured our restlessness and resilience, and told so much of our story in the process.
President Obama also made mention to Hank Williams, Willie Nelson.
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Source: David Goldstein