Can you believe that New Year’s Eve is 12 days away?! That’s less than two weeks until Keith Urban, Styx, A Thousand Horses, Moon Taxi, Charlie Worsham, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers take the stage during the Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville celebration. To say we’re excited would be an understatement. We can’t wait for the free party and to get you pumped we thought we would do a brief bio on one of the headliners, Keith Urban. Read below and make the plans at: visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.
Four-time GRAMMY winner Keith Urban has released five No. 1 albums, including his most recent Ripcord, and had 21 No. 1 songs. He ranks No. 8 on Billboard’s All-time Country Airplay Chart. He has had the most consecutive top 10 songs on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart (36), a streak that started in August of 2000. He is a Country Music Association Horizon Award winner and the first 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. In 2015, he won his fourth CMA Award for Vocal Event of the Year (“Raise ‘Em Up,” featuring Eric Church), which marked the first time in history that any artist has received the award in four consecutive years. Urban also is the first and only country artist to have served as an American Idol judge. He’s won a People’s Choice, an American Music Award and 11 Academy of Country Music Awards. He’s a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has long supported numerous charities. His “All For The Hall” benefit concerts for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum© have raised more than $3.4 million. He is the first Ambassador of the CMA Foundation and is an advisory board member at the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. His Urban Guitar Collection is the best-selling lifestyle product ever on HSN, having sold more than 250,000 guitars, with proceeds benefiting both The Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund and The Grammy Foundation.