Country musicians Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss will play a high-profile gig next week at the White House.

A spokeswoman for Paisley said Wednesday that he and Krauss, who had a hit duet a few years ago with "Whiskey Lullaby," will participate in the White House Music Series hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama.

On Tuesday afternoon, they'll help with an educational workshop for 120 middle and high school students from across the country.

That night, they'll play in the historic East Room for President Barack Obama and his wife, White House staff and members of Congress.

Michelle Obama launched the series to encourage arts and arts education. It featured jazz last month and will continue in the fall with classical music.

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