This year’s theme will be “Rebels and Renegades, the Outlaws are IN”. The past three benefit concerts have raised a collective $1.5 million, which is directed toward the Museum’s operating expenses, caring for the collection, exhibitions, programs, and more.
Museum board president Vince Gill created All for the Hall, an artist-led fundraising initiative for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Funds raised from the concert also go toward preservation efforts, exhibitions and educational programs about the culture and value of country music.
“The purity in making music on your own terms – to create art in your own way – for me, is at the heart of the outlaw spirit,” said Urban. “It’s those outlaws that we celebrate this year, who not only made it possible for a guy like me to do what I love, but who play a pivotal role in the strength of Country music’s diversity.”
Tickets will go on sale on March1st at 10AM CST. For ticket and VIP package information, visit Ticketmaster.com.
Keith Urban has had one heck of a month. Last week, he celebrated his single “You Gonna Fly” reaching number one on the charts for two weeks. The night before (04/10), Keith and friends put on the annual All For The Hall show in Nashville. An astounding $465,000 was raised to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
If those two events weren’t amazing enough, Keith was invited to be part of the Grand Ole Opry family. Read about the invitation HERE.
Keith’s induction will take place this Saturday (04/21). What’s even more exciting is that fans can watch from home! The induction will air LIVE as part of GAC’s new series “Noteworthy at the Opry”. Be sure to tune into GAC Saturday night at 9PM EST. You can take a look at the preview for the show in this VIDEO.
Want to take a look back at Keith’s wonderful week? It’s all captured here in this Urban Developments episode:
If that set list wasn’t enough, Keith added to the excitement by bringing out some special guests including Merle Haggard and Don Williams.
Both Keith and Vince acted as co-musical directors and house band leaders. They sat in on most songs and brought their bands together throughout the night.
The best moment of the night, of course, was Keith’s surprise: Rascal Flatts brought out a black duffel bag for Keith for him to find an Opry microphone stand inside. Read more about Keith’s surprise here.
(Photo courtesy of George Walker IV/The Tennessean)
April 10, 2012 will be a day Keith Urban never forgets. At the All for the Hall concert event, Keith Urban was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry by Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts, Diamond Rio and the Oak Ridge Boys. We send our congratulations out to Keith. This is a huge honor and one we are sure he will never forget. Keith’s induction will take place on Saturday April 21st.
Late last year, it was announced that Keith Urban would be a judge on Australia’s version of The Voice. Later this month, Keith will begin filming for the show in Sydney, Australia.
“It’ll be a blast spending a little time in Australia working on The Voice, getting the opportunity to try to help some killer raw talent blossom,” said Urban. “And I have a feeling that being immersed in that new kind of “everything is possible” energy, will have a real inspiring and liberating effect on creating new music for my new album!”
Keith will go between Nashville and Australia over the course of the next few months. In addition to filming the show, Keith will be busy with many appearances and performances, including his much anticipated benefit concert, All For The Hall, which will take place on April 10th at the Opry.
Good news for KU fans – Keith has started to write and find songs for his next album, although no release date has been announced yet.
“My goal for the concert is really the same as the hall’s,” said Urban. “To help country fans connect the dots – to find out where their music came from, how it’s evolved (and is still evolving) and to discover the artists that have influenced their favorite artists. Country music is like a big beautiful strange family tree and nowhere is that more honored than at the Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum.”
Keith was forced to reschedule the date after a surgery to remove a polyp found on his vocal chords back in December. His first return to live performances will be at the Grand Ole Opry on February 3rd. He’s raised over $1 million for the Hall of Fame so far. Tickets for the benefit concert go on-sale on January 27th on Ticketmaster at 10 am EST. Prices start at $25 to $35 with a Ticketmaster surcharge, and VIP ticket packages are also available for the event. All proceeds go towards the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Keith Urban has rescheduled his All For The Hall annual benefit show. Joined by an all-star lineup, he will hit the stage of Nashville’s Bridgestone Area on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
The concert, which will benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, had to be postponed when Keith received word that he would have to be put on vocal rest after surgery he had to remove a polyp on his vocal chord last November.