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Country Music Hall of Famer Charley Pride has been added to the list of performers for tonight’s White House Music Series concert celebrating country music.

Charley will join Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss and Union Station, 40 W.O. Smith School students and a Lockeland Elementary Design Center student in having an audience with the Obamas in two events today.

As part of the White House’s continuing music series that celebrates the arts and demonstrates the importance of arts education, Brad, Alison and her Union Station band members will be a part of an afternoon educational workshop. In a 2-3 p.m. session, 120 middle and high school students from across the country will learn about songwriting and about the history of country music and its cousins: bluegrass, honky-tonk and rockabilly. Michelle Obama will be in attendance.

Then at a 7:30 p.m. concert, Charley, Brad and Alison Krauss and Union Station will perform for an audience that will include President Barack Obama, who will make remarks.

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