Keith Urban, Vince Gill invite rebels and renegades to their fundraiser
Annual event benefits the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Keith Urban is teaming up once again with fellow guitar slinger and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill to stage a major concert in Nashville to raise money for the city’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This year’s “We’re All For the Hall” concert will take place April 16 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and will feature a rebels, renegades and outlaws theme.
In keeping with that theme, artists booked to perform this year include Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Hank Williams, Jr., as well as Urban and Gill.
“The purity in making music on your own terms—to create art in your own way—for me is at the heart of the outlaw spirit,” says Urban in a press release. “It’s those outlaws that we celebrate this year who not only made it possible for a guy like me to do what I love, but who play a pivotal role in the strength of country music’s diversity.”
Gill, who is president of the museum’s board of directors, created the All for the Hall fundraising initiative. The first three concerts raised about $1.5 million, which was used to support the museum’s mission and underwrite preservation efforts, exhibitions and educational programs on the cultural importance of country music.
Reserved seating tickets for this year’s show, which are priced at $35 and $50, will go on sale March 1 at 10 a.m. (CST) at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, the Bridgestone Arena box office or by phone at (800) 745-3000. A limited number of VIP ticket packages will also go on sale that day.
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Veteran entertainment journalist Phyllis Stark has been reporting extensively on the music industry for two decades. As a freelance writer, her work appears regularly in numerous publications and sites. She previously was Nashville Bureau Chief at Billboard magazine.