Los Angeles Times

Young songwriter takes the stage at the White House

Sal La Rosa, center, who just finished the fourth grade and is from Nashville, Tenn., takes the stage to sing a song he wrote as part of the White House music series celebrating country music in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 21, 2009. Behind him are Country Music stars Alison Krauss left, and Brad Paisley.AP photo by Alex Brandon