Keith Urban has been tapped to pay tribute to one of his heroes, Glen Campbell, on next week’s CMA Awards show. He joins two other guitar slingers, Vince Gill and Brad Paisley, in paying tribute to the legendary performer, who earlier this year announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Keith, who was previously announced as a performer on the show, is nominated for Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year. He has won four CMA Awards to date: Entertainer in 2005 and three consecutive Male Vocalist of the Year Awards (2004-2006).
- Keith has released his latest single, “You Gonna Fly,” which seems to be marching up the country charts. It’s the follow-up to his recent No. 1 hit, “Long Hot Summer.”
AUDIO: Keith Urban explains why he’s such a big fan of “guitartists” such as Glen Campbell.
Keith Urban (Glen Campbell) OC: …guitar player. :22
“I’ve always been a fan of what I like to call guitartists, you know, those guitar-artists like Glen Campbell — who’s probably one of my biggest influences – those guys who knew a good song, had a great voice and played great, and just the all-around guys with a guitar, you know? ‘Cause when you think of Glen Campbell, you think of, I think of ‘Galveston’ and ‘Wichita Lineman,’ then I also think of him being a phenomenal guitar player.”