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VIDEO: PBS presents Country music In Performance at the White House

2011 November 29
by Steve Ide
In Performance at the White House

They gave us a tease before Thanksgiving, but PBS now has posted its country music performance at the White House, featuring Alison Krauss with Sierra Hull and many other performers including Dierks Bentley, Lyle Lovett, Darius Rucker and Kris Kristofferson, the Band Perry, James Taylor, Lauren Alaina and Mickey. I have embedded the entire 55-minute show so you can watch it here.

Here is a playlist of the songs:

1. Dierks Bentley: “Home” (written by Dierks Bentley)

2. Lyle Lovett: “Cowboy Man” (written by Lyle Lovett)

3. Darius Rucker and Kris Kristofferson: “Pancho and Lefty” (written by Townes Van Zandt)

4. The Band Perry: “If I Die Young” (written by Kimberly Perry)

5. Alison Krauss: “When You Say Nothing at All” (written by Keith Whitley)
(Featuring Dan Tyminksi on Mandolin, Alison Krauss on Fiddle, and Sierra Hull on Mandolin)

6. James Taylor: “Riding on a Railroad” (written by James Taylor)

7. Darius Rucker: “I Got Nothin’” (written by Darius Rucker with Clay Mills)

8. Dierks Bentley and Lauren Alaina: “Always on My Mind” (written by Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson)

9. Mickey: “Crazy” (written by Willie Nelson)

10. James Taylor: “Wichita Lineman” (written by Jimmy Webb)

11. Lauren Alaina: “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (written by Loretta Lynn)

12. Lyle Lovett: “Funny How Times Slips Away” (written by Willie Nelson)

13. The Band Perry: “I Will Always Love You” (written by Dolly Parton)

14. Kris Kristofferson, then All-Cast Finale: “Me and Bobby McGee” (written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster)

House Band: Steve Gibson (Music Director, Acoustic Guitar), Kerry Marx (Electric Guitar), John Jarvis (Piano), Paul Leim (Drums), David Hungate (Bass), Stuart Duncan (Fiddle), Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar), and Arnold McCuller and Andrea Zonn (Background Vocals)

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