You can add one more honor to Keith Urban’s list of accolades this year. In addition to receiving seven ACM Award nominations—including Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year—Keith is being honored by the Recording Academy with the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award for his contributions to the music community and dedication to music education.
Keith, who over the years has been very active with helping to attract young kids to music education, will be presented with the award at the Grammy’s On The Hill Awards in Washington, D.C., on April 5.
The “Blue Ain’t Your Color” singer has been a supportive volunteer for The Academy’s Grammy Camp music program—which offers high school students an interactive summer music experience—and is a big supporter of The Recording Academy’s grant-based education initiatives, which help to sustain local music education programs for youth.
“The opportunity to work with aspiring musicians and kids, who are just discovering music for the first time, really inspires me,” said Keith in a statement. “Creativity is at the heart of an innovative society – it brings people together and teaches children self-expression, creative confidence, and improvisational skills which are essential to their development. Being honored by The Academy, especially given the fact that they’re the ones that have given me the chance to be part of their work in this area, is humbling. It’s an incredible honor.”
The awards take place at the Hamilton Live in Washington D.C., and will feature unique live performances and musical surprises.
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