Could you imagine President Obama going into the music business? Even more specifically, could you picture the leader of the free world as a country music star? Well for a few moments, President Obama had his chance to shine on stage as exactly that.
During the show A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House—which aired on PBS last Friday (Nov. 7)—he rocked out onstage beside country music legend Willie Nelson and his band for a performance of “On The Road Again.” Obama tried to chime in on the mic during some moments of the 1980 song.
Mary J. Blige, Common and John Fogerty also performed during the show, and First Lady Michelle Obama showed off her dance skills on the side. We won’t lie, it was a wee bit awkward, but it made for some great entertainment. Watch it up top.