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Country music to get its day at White House

November 17, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Country music gets its due at the Obama White House next week.

President Barack Obama and the first lady will play host to a string of country stars for the seventh "In Performance at the White House" program.

Among the stars to perform Monday will be Lyle Lovett and James Taylor.

Some of the performers also will take part in an afternoon workshop at the White House for dozen of students.

They'll learn about the history of country music and its cultural significance.

The workshop and the concert will stream live on the White House website. The concert also will be broadcast by PBS on Nov. 23.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.