The White House is amplifying its grab for votes in what is traditionally Republican-leaning territory with a performance of country music at the White House.
The event will to be hosted by the Obamas Nov. 21, just one day after the first lady appears as the Grand Marshal of the season-ending NASCAR Ford 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida.
Fans of NASCAR and country music often overlap and represent key voter segments in portions of battleground states like Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Missouri and Missouri.
Among the performers on the bill are Lauren Alaina, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Mickey, Darius Rucker and James Taylor.
The event, which will include remarks by President Obama, will be broadcast on PBS Nov. 23.