Star Country Lineup Join Keith Urban For Hall Of Fame Benefit
Keith Urban’s third annual benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which was originally supposed to take place this month, has been rescheduled for April 10. Urban had to postpone the event, called “All for the Hall,” late last year when he underwent throat surgery. While not all of the original lineup, which included Alan Jackson and John Mayer, will be able to appear at the new show, the schedule is still packed with stars.
Hall of Famers Vince Gill and Alabama will take the stage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, along with Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert’s Pistol Annies, Oak Ridge Boys, Exile, The Band Perry, Thompson Square, Diamond Rio and, of course, Urban himself. In a statement, Urban expressed his excitement at having both new and experienced groups play the event:
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. I also like 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. My goal for the concert is really the same as the hall’s, to help the 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.
The annual event helps provide a long-term financial stability for the educational non-profit. Urban underwent the surgery to remove a polyp from his vocal cord in late November and is expected to make a full recovery.