Keith Urban kicked-off the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville with the honor of receiving Country Radio Broadcasters’ Artist Humanitarian Award. Lady Antebellum, last year’s winners, passed the torch onto the Aussie crooner.
Keith was chosen for the award for his part in raising efforts and awareness for various philanthropic causes like St. Jude, The Country Music Hall of Fame, MusicCares and MORE. For Keith, giving back was something that he’s always wanted to do… Partly because he was the recipient of kindness at a young age.
“When I was about 9, my parents had joined a country music club in Brisbane. And we’d been members for about a year when our house burned down. We were all OK, but we lost all our belongings — which wasn’t much — but it was everything we had,” Urban said. “Without hesitation, that country music club put on a fundraiser for us. And it was so apparent to me that from the age of 9, this is what it’s all about.”
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