Four-time Grammy Award winner and former CMA Entertainer of the Year honoree Keith Urban will participate in a special Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum educational program for selected Metro Nashville Public School high school students on Thursday, September 6th, at 10:00 a.m. CDT. All Access: Keith Urban will take place in the museum’s Ford Theater.
Although the program is not open to the public and the school registration period is closed, the event will be live-streamed at www.countrymusichalloffame.org and www.keithurban.net. Interested educators and music fans are encouraged to watch online. The 75-minute program will be moderated by Museum Editor Michael Gray.
“We’re thrilled to offer music and arts students from several Metro Nashville Public Schools the chance to get ‘up close and personal’ with one of country music’s great talents, Keith Urban,” said Ali Tonn, the museum’s director of education and public programs. “In this special program, students will hear Keith talk about the craft of songwriting, his influences and creative inspirations, seminal moments in his career and more. They will also have the opportunity to ask him questions. This program is the first of its kind for the museum and will serve as a ‘pilot’ of sorts; we hope to be able to offer more All Access educational programs when our museum expansion is completed in 2014.”
Urban has for years been a generous supporter of the museum: His annual We’re All for the Hall concerts, which began in 2009, have raised approximately $1.5 million to date, and exponentially increased awareness of the institution and its mission.