According to information released by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Keith Urban’s We’re All for the Hall benefit concert has already netted nearly $450,000, bringing the two-year total to roughly $1 million.
“This year’s We’re All for the Hall show was a one-of-a-kind, only in Nashville evening,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “In 2009, We’re All for the Hall set a new standard for fundraising and event coordination and was a game changer for this museum. The funds raised at this year’s event will again help us to prepare exhibits, present school and public programs, and care for our unduplicated collection.”
“Keith Urban is one of country music’s greatest caretakers and historians; the theme that he developed for this year’s show, ‘Heroes,’ perfectly embodies what this museum is about,” Young continued. “We are overwhelmed by Keith’s generosity, and are so grateful to him, to our board president,
Vince Gill, and to the amazing line-up of artists and musicians who made the show such a success.”
“This year’s We’re All for the Hall benefit, for me, was just over the top,” said Urban. “Being up there playing those songs with some of my childhood heroes was like an out of body experience. I cannot thank everyone enough for all that they did to make this show the incredible success that it was – the performers on stage, the people behind the stage, all of our corporate partners and the fans that were there – from the very bottom of my heart, thank you.”
Proceeds from We’re All for the Hall will be invested in the care of the institution’s rare and unduplicated collection, in its vigorous schedule of school and public programs, and in enhancements for its core exhibition.
The concert took place before a sold-out crowd of 14,000 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.