Urban To Be Recognized AT GRAMMYS ON THE HILL ®

Urban To Be Recognized AT GRAMMYS ON THE HILL ®

THE RECORDING ACADEMY ® TO HONOR FOUR-TIME GRAMMY ® WINNER KEITH URBAN AT GRAMMYS ON THE HILL ® AWARDS ON APRIL 5 IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Urban To Be Recognized For Contributions to the Music Community and Dedication to Music Education

On April 5, The Recording Academy ® will honor four-time GRAMMY ® winner Keith Urban with the Recording Artists' Coalition ® Award at the annual GRAMMYs on the Hill ® Awards in Washington, D.C. Urban's continued commitment to numerous music education programs has not only served to inspire young musicians, it has provided thousands of greatly needed musical instruments to underserved programs across the country. Urban's contributions to music education date back nearly a decade and have remained consistent ever since. Underscoring the need to support education-based initiatives that attract young people toward music and encourage their creative pursuits, Urban has volunteered for The Academy's GRAMMY Camp ® music program, which offers high school students an interactive summer music experience. He has supported The Recording Academy's grant-based education initiatives, which provide necessary funds to America's public schools, helping to sustain local music education programs for youth. In addition, Urban has participated in the GRAMMY U Soundchecks ® program on multiple occasions.

"Through music education programs, Keith Urban has encouraged aspiring musicians by giving them the opportunity to perform and achieve their dreams," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "An engaged member of the music community and The Recording Academy for many years, Keith is an outstanding music citizen and supporter of the future of music, so it is our great pleasure to honor and recognize his dedication at GRAMMYs on the Hill."

"The opportunity to work with aspiring musicians and kids, who are just discovering music for the first time, really inspires me," said Urban. "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."

Uniting the worlds of music and politics, GRAMMYs on the Hill also recognizes legislators who have improved the environment for music by advocating for music creators' rights. Previously honored legislators include former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), and John McCain (R-Ariz.), and House Leaders Kevin McCarthy and Nancy Pelosi.

The awards take place at the Hamilton Live in Washington D.C., and will feature unique live performances and musical surprises. The GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards are sponsored by music rights GRAMMYs on the Hill organization SESAC.

The following day, April 6, The Recording Academy will host the music community's largest annual Washington, D.C. gathering, GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day, which sees hundreds of music professionals from across the country visiting lawmakers to discuss important issues facing today's music creators.

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urbanfan74 urbanfan74 admin
3 wks

Keith, proud for you, of you. Hope this evening makes you feel special, because you are. Thanks for all you do to encourage and help kids. Hugs to you, Nicole, Sunday, Faith.

ksea54 ksea54 admin
3 wks

Congrats Keith on the recognition for all your work in so many areas bringing music to the young community 😘😘🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

dgm2 dgm2 admin
3 wks

I am so thrilled for Keith to be receiving this wonderful honor. I will be rooting for you at a St. Jude benefit that night.

amieclark amieclark admin
3 wks

I think this means more to him than all the AMCs and CMAs in the world. Music education for kids means the world to him. Congrats Keith. You deserve this. And so much more. <3 <3

kurbandreamer kurbandreamer admin
3 wks

Congrats Keith!! So well deserved!

bonstwrte bonstwrte admin
1 mo

Well, I'm not one bit surprised. This is so well deserved. Congratulations!

teach1_2 teach1_2 admin
1 mo

As a teacher and a parent of a son that never found his "group" until his high school's choral director invites him to join honors chorus, this makes me very happy. Being very shy and insecure, his dad and I encouraged (forced) him to join. That was three years ago. Next month this amazing group of young people will be performing on the Disney World stage and he has his "group." Self taught keyboard and guitar player and finally has the confidence to play in front of people other than his family of five. Thank you Keith Urban for being an advocate for young people. It makes a difference.
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clkaelin76 clkaelin76 admin
1 mo

Congratulations Keith, you deserve this recognition and so much more. #KUcanrocktherockcityanytime #KUfan

judymp judymp admin
1 mo

Wonderful , deserving, accolade. Congratulations.
Is this event open to the public?

carinblackbeauty carinblackbeauty admin
1 mo

just want to have a selfie with him!

ineswalcott ineswalcott admin
1 mo

Kudos you deserve this award for all the hard work you have done in the past. Proud of you!

susan101 susan101 admin
1 mo

Congrats Keith !

jclover jclover admin
1 mo

So happy that you are getting the recognition you so deserve. You are so humble about the many talents the Lord has Blessed you with and are helping music stay in our schools. I believe good music like yours is what helps us live each day with joy. Your guitar playing and singing is the best on this planet.

howjennylee howjennylee admin
1 mo

From one KIWI to another KIWI - see you at a meet and great next time you tour to OKLAHOMA or TEXAS. You are such a great guitarist and artist. A Well deserved honor for you Keith. Kiwi living in Texas.

carolhiggs57_cc carolhiggs57_cc admin
1 mo

Congrats Keith! This is truly an amazing honor and your generosity and advocacy for music and the arts should be recognized and rewarded.

debgrimshire debgrimshire admin
1 mo

He so deserves this!!

njemanzeschola njemanzeschola admin
1 mo

He is so great congratulation keith urban THE MAN.Uploading file...

angelmom52300 angelmom52300 admin
1 mo

Congratulation keith, thank you for your music and sharing your passion with all of us. God Bless 👍🙏💙😍

wendyon2_1999 wendyon2_1999 admin
1 mo

Congrats!! 🎸🙏🏻🎤🎼🎶 You so much deserved this honor. #1Fan XXXOOO

akoz4ku akoz4ku admin
1 mo

Congrats Keith. The world appreciates what you do for them & so do your loyal fans! You deserve all this love & recognition. Enjoy every minute!

luv2keith luv2keith admin
1 mo

Thrilled to see your passion of uniting music and children
being recognized! You are such a giving-person who shares
your blessings and talents with others! I am so proud to be part of your fan-family! Congratulations, Keith!

Urbangirl888 Urbangirl888 admin
1 mo

Congrats Keith, well deserved recognition....you are a special person. Thank you 😊

njrrory njrrory admin
1 mo

YAY! Congrats...please schedule a concert in Detroit area this year!!!

dlp815 dlp815 admin
1 mo

A well deserved honor. Happy to see Keith acknowledged for all he has done for music education.

dhag1450 dhag1450 admin
1 mo

Yay! Congratulations you are so deserving for this honor!

lum lum admin
1 mo

Keith, you are so deserving of this award. Wish it was on TV. Congratulations.

ewatson201 ewatson201 admin
1 mo

Awesome Keith

dodiehayes41 dodiehayes41 admin
1 mo

At a time when music programs are being taken out of our schools we need someone like Keith to support them. There's nobody better than Keith to bring it all back.

martasennapanizzo martasennapanizzo admin
1 mo

Congratulariam Katie!!👏👏👏😍❤

karenm57 karenm57 admin
1 mo

Congratulations Keith, so glad you are being recognized with this honor. It is well deserved. God bless.

elizabethkint elizabethkint admin
1 mo

Keith is a humble man with a huge heart for music and a desire for sharing that passion .. I'm thrilled him to receive this recognition .. congratulations Keith !!!

angelmom52300 angelmom52300 admin
1 mo

My heart sings !!😍 So glad that Keith is being recognized for this wonderful award . He is so deserving . The love and his passion to share his talent is beyond words . God Bkess you , Keith 👏🏼🙏🎼😍

beckyswann beckyswann admin
1 mo

Makes my heart truly happy. Keith is the most amazing person! He's real, he's genuine. He goes out of his way to share his craft with all who want to learn and experience making music, themselves. He is selfless and so beyond talented. He is the most under-recognized superstar of our time and it's a real shame. I give serious props to Grammy's on the Hill for finally recognizing the legend that is Keith Urban! Congratulations Keith!

mazart mazart admin
1 mo

Proud of you Keith. Your generosity does not surprise me, it's part of who you naturally are.🎤

bjjackson bjjackson admin
1 mo

Well deserved!
Congrats Keith! God bless! ❤