A hand full of country music stars were invited to sing at the capitol as part of the 'In Performance at the White House' series on Monday night (November 21). The mini concert went down in the East Room of the White House, and guess who was lucky enough to be there.

Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Lauren Alaina, Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, Kris Kristofferson, the Band Perry, and James Taylor were the chosen ones for the White House event. President Barack Obama called it "a bona fide country music hall".

Before the performances began he went on to say "I've hopped on planes to big cities. I've ridden buses through small towns. And along the way, I've gained an appreciation for just how much country music means to so many Americans." Well isn't that the truth Mr. President!

Dierks Bentely opened the show with his latest single 'Home' and the concert came to a close when the whole group sang Kristofferson's classic "Me and Bobby McGee".

If you would like to know what happened between the beginning and the end, the concert, in its entirety will air this Wednesday night (November 23) at 7 PM central time on PBS.