KEITH URBAN TO APPEAR ON GRAND OLE OPRY AS FIRST PERFORMANCE AFTER VOCAL SURGERY
Performance Set for Friday, Feb. 3 at the Ryman Auditorium
Urban to Make 2nd Opry Appearance of 2012 in March
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (January 12, 2012) –Country superstar Keith Urban will appear on the Grand Ole Opry on Friday, Feb., 3, his first performance back on stage since successfully undergoing vocal cord surgery late last year. His appearance will take place at the historic Ryman Auditorium, where the Opry will be concluding its winter run. The Opry will return to the Grand Ole Opry House the next day.
Urban is also confirmed to be among those playing the Opry Fri., March 9 at the Opry House.
Additional performers scheduled to appear on the Opry in upcoming weeks include Opry members Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury, Craig Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Skaggs, and Josh Turner as well as special guests Shawn Colvin, Rodney Crowell, and more.
In 2001, the Country Music Association honored Keith Urban with its Horizon Award, designating him a talented artist with a bright future. He is the first Horizon Award winner in history to go on to win the CMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year, a title he’s captured three times, and the coveted Entertainer of the Year. More than 15 million albums later, Keith is a four-time Grammy Award winner, who has also won a People’s Choice and American Music Award. He’s won five Academy of Country Music Awards, had 14 #1s, including 26 Top 5 hits and two consecutive #1 CDs. Last year, his Get Closer 2011 World Tour solidified Urban as one of the music industry’s best live performers. His latest CD, Get Closer, comes on the heels of his fifth consecutive platinum or multi-platinum release.
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