Nashville, TN -- CMA Entertainer of the Year honoree and five-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban and an all-star lineup of friends including bluegrass and acoustic artist Alison Krauss and Union Station will return to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 for a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Reserved seating tickets, which are priced at a family friendly $25 and $35 (does not include Ticketmaster surcharge), will go on sale November 4 at 10:00 a.m. A limited number of VIP ticket packages will also go on sale on November 4 at Ticketmaster.com.
The show-which will feature performances from an all-star line-up including Urban, Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Little Big Town, the Oak Ridge Boys and additional artists to be announced later-again promises to be a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime evening of music, friendship and camaraderie.
All for the Hall is the Museum's first-ever non-bricks-and-mortar fund-raising initiative. The campaign addresses the not-for-profit educational institution's need for long-term financial security and provides a safety net for its work. Through ongoing exhibit schedules, scholarly publications and hundreds of school and family programs annually, the Museum teaches its audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music. Museum Board President Gill created and has led the institution's All for the Hall fund-raising initiative since 2005.
"The support that this event has received over the past couple of years, I think, really speaks to the commitment to and the importance of preserving the past and protecting the future of country music," Urban said. "We'll have some great bands performing-part of our 'All Together Now' theme for the night-an especially fitting concept that we hope will capture the spirit of the evening."
"The first two We're All for the Hall concerts have been landmarks for this institution," said Museum Director Kyle Young. "They have been the most successful fund-raisers in the museum's history, together raising roughly $1 million. And they have not only set a new standard for fund-raising and event coordination, but also brought together an entire community and helped us to see what can be done by individuals when there is a collective passion for a cause.