Keith Urban’s third annual All for the Hall benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, April 10th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. This year’s show will feature performances from Country Music Hall of Famers Vince Gill and Alabama, as well as Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, The Band Perry, Thompson Square, Miranda Lambert’s trio Pistol Annies, Oak Ridge Boys, Exile and Diamond Rio, among others. “Our genre is rich in great groups, past and present, and I loved the idea of getting to see and hear some of them on one stage in one concert,” Urban said of this year’s lineup. “I also liked the idea of having everyone hear how groups like The Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama and Diamond Rio have influenced others and to hear just how good they all are.”
Keith had to postpone the original date, which was supposed to take place this month, due to his recovery after undergoing throat surgery.
“My goal for the concert is really the same as the hall’s,” Urban said in a statement. “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.”
Tickets for the show are $25-$35 and will go on sale at 10 am January 27 through Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000.
The concert will benefit the not-for-profit educational institution’s need for long-term financial security and provides a safety net for its work.
AUDIO: Keith Urban talks about the importance of his All for the Hall benefit.
Keith Urban (all for the hall) OC: …we’re doing it. :37
“The history and the weight of what it is that they’re maintaining and bringing forward and presenting to the public is vitally important. I mean, this town has only got tourism because of what’s in that hall ultimately. So, for me, it’s not just bringing money to the hall, it’s bringing awareness that the hall is there and what it’s about. It’s keeping, for me, remembering the center of it all. I came here just to play music and I was inspired by music, and the history of this genre is right there. And as I’ve said before, if we’re going to pull it forward, then we’ve got to know where it came from, and we know what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.”