Paisley & Krauss To Perform At White House
July 15, 2009 at 11:55 AM (PT)
ARISTA RECORDS/NASHVILLE artist BRAD PAISLEY has been asked to participate in the upcoming "White House Music Series." PAISLEY, whose latest single, "Welcome to the Future," is just now impacting Country radio, will play the White House on TUESDAY afternoon, JULY 21st.
BRAD and ALISON KRAUSS will participate in an educational workshop with 120 middle and high school students from across the country. Later that evening they will perform in the historic East Room before PRESIDENT OBAMA – who will make opening remarks – the FIRST LADY, students, White House staff, and Members of Congress.
The series is hosted by FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA.
Nashville Students Join The Festivities
Forty students from NASHVILLE's W.O. SMITH SCHOOL will be attending the "White House Music Series" and will get to meet with U.S. Rep JIM COOPER (D-NASHVILLE). The students will also get to sit in on the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES while it is in session and visit monuments on the NATIONAL MALL.
The trip for the students has been made possible with help from the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) and the "Keep The Music Playing" fund, which supports music education in NASHVILLE public schools.
CMA CEO TAMMY GENOVESE said: "This is a one-time opportunity that is a natural fit for our campaign of supporting music education for public school students and providing musical experiences that they otherwise would not be able to enjoy. These outstanding young musicians are the future of the music industry and what a meaningful lesson they'll learn about the power of following your dreams and believing that anything is possible."