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    PBS Broadcasts Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell White House Performance in "The Gospel Tradition"
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    Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, and Rodney Crowell 's very special performance in The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House, will receive its TV broadcast premiere on PBS stations across the United States this Friday, June 26, at 9 PM ET. They joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and an esteemed group of performers, including Aretha Franklin, Darlene Love, Lyle Lovett, Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Tamela Mann, the Morgan State University Choir, and Michelle Williams in April to pay tribute to the fundamental role gospel music has played in the American musical tradition and the important artists and repertoire that have marked its vibrant history. T Bone Burnett serves as executive music director and Billy Maxwell as music director. Following its premiere, you can watch the full episode at video.pbs.org.

    Catch a preview of what's to come with Rhiannon Giddens's concert performance of Sister Rosetta Tharpe's "Up Above My Head," which she also performs on her debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, here:

    The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House will be the fourteenth such program during President Barack Obama’s administration. From February 2009 to the most recent broadcast in November 2014, these In Performance at the White House events have honored Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney (also featuring a performance from Emmylou Harris), Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Carole King; celebrated Hispanic musical heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month; marked Black History Month with events featuring the music of Motown, Memphis Soul, the Blues, and from the Civil Rights Movement; explored the rich roots of Country music; and spotlighted Broadway and the unique spirit of the American musical (which included a performance from Audra McDonald).

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Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, and Rodney Crowell 's very special performance in The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House, from April, receives its TV broadcast premiere on PBS stations across the US this Friday, June 26, at 9 PM ET. They join President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and an esteemed group of performers, including Aretha Franklin, Darlene Love, and Lyle Lovett, to pay tribute to the fundamental role gospel music has played in the American musical tradition. Watch Giddens's concert performance of "Up Above My Head" here.

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Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, and Rodney Crowell 's very special performance in The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House, will receive its TV broadcast premiere on PBS stations across the United States this Friday, June 26, at 9 PM ET. They joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and an esteemed group of performers, including Aretha Franklin, Darlene Love, Lyle Lovett, Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Tamela Mann, the Morgan State University Choir, and Michelle Williams in April to pay tribute to the fundamental role gospel music has played in the American musical tradition and the important artists and repertoire that have marked its vibrant history. T Bone Burnett serves as executive music director and Billy Maxwell as music director. Following its premiere, you can watch the full episode at video.pbs.org.

Catch a preview of what's to come with Rhiannon Giddens's concert performance of Sister Rosetta Tharpe's "Up Above My Head," which she also performs on her debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, here:

The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House will be the fourteenth such program during President Barack Obama’s administration. From February 2009 to the most recent broadcast in November 2014, these In Performance at the White House events have honored Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney (also featuring a performance from Emmylou Harris), Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Carole King; celebrated Hispanic musical heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month; marked Black History Month with events featuring the music of Motown, Memphis Soul, the Blues, and from the Civil Rights Movement; explored the rich roots of Country music; and spotlighted Broadway and the unique spirit of the American musical (which included a performance from Audra McDonald).

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