President Puts Some Twang in Official Campaign Playlist

Country makes up 25 percent of Obama 2012 campaign's official Spotify music collection.

courtesy NBC

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama really like country music. In fact, the commander-in-chief has hosted two country music nights at the White House since he has been elected.

So it's probably no surprise that seven out of 28 songs are country on the official Obama 2012 campaign playlist, put together by campaign staffers with a few of the president's faves thrown in.

Recent White House visitor Darius Rucker scored two ("This" and "Learn to Live"), as did Sugarland ("Stand Up" and "Everyday America").

Another White House visitor, Dierks Bentley, finds his recent hit "Home" on the list, which was released through the president's campaign Twitter account.

And rounding out the country contributions—Zac Brown Band ("Keep Me in Mind") and Montgomery Gentry ("My Town").

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