Dierks, Band Perry Invited to White House Country Night

Alison Krauss is the only artist invited back for a second time.

Dierks Bentley by Jim Wright/Greenroom PR; TBP by Justin Key/JEM Media

Ya might remember that President Obama hosted his first country night at the White House a couple of years ago. The president and the first lady hosted Brad Paisley, Charley Pride and Alison Krauss.

The commander in chief must love him some Alison Krauss: He invited Alison back, along with Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry, Lauren Alaina, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett and Darius Rucker, for a second country night Monday, the Associated Press reports.

The choice for Dierks may be no surprise: President Obama quoted Dierks during the first White House country night. When defining country music, the president said, in part, "Dierks Bentley called it 'the best shrink that 15 bucks can buy.'"

The event happens Monday (Nov. 21) at 7 p.m. ET, and you can watch live online at whitehouse.gov/live. The concert also will be broadcast Nov. 23 on PBS.

The show is part of the “In Performance at the White House” program, which has included dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, Linda Ronstadt, jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, the United States Marine Band, Natalie Cole and Aretha Franklin.

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