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Keith Urban to Headline Australian “Super Bowl”

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As prestigious as the Super Bowl halftime show is in the United States is the National Rugby League (NRL) Telstra Premiership Grand Final in Australia, which multiple Grammy Award (and ARIA Award) winner Keith Urban will headline.  The final match will take place at the ANZ Stadium on Sunday, October 2nd in front of nearly 100,000 fans.  The appearance will feature songs from Urban’s #1 CMA nominated Album of the Year RIPCORD (an award that Urban has never won).

In Australia RIPCORD has exploded.  It debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album chart and the gold certified album remained in the Top 10 for 15 weeks, setting a new record for Urban for the number of weeks an album has remained in the Top 10 on release.  After 18 weeks the album still is in the Top 20.

During his trip to Australia, Urban will also perform at 2Day FM’s ‘World Famous Rooftop’ in Sydney.

Before it concludes Urban’s “ripCORD WORLD TOUR 2016” will have visited four countries including the U.S., Canada, Australia and for the first time ever Urban will perform in New Zealand at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. The tour’s arena leg began this month in Canada and will move to the U.S. in October.

Late last month Urban was nominated for four CMA Awards including the coveted Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist, Best Vocal Event (with Carrie Underwood for “The Fighter”), as well as the previously mentioned Album of the Year.

Nashville Arts & Entertainment Magazine to Honor Keith Urban

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Nashville Arts & Entertainment Magazine, the ultimate guide to the best Nashville has to offer in music, theater, sports, art, food, drink and more, has announced the recipients of the 3rd Annual Nashville Arts and Entertainment Honors. The 2016/17 issue, which is available now, recognizes platinum selling artist Keith Urban, Contemporary Christian icon Michael W. Smith, Community Foundation President, Ellen Lehman, and Studio Tenn Theater Company co-founders Jake Speck & Matt Logan. Five remarkable Nashvillians whose lives and work in music, the visual and performing arts, business and philanthropy have positively impacted our city in countless ways.

Singer, songwriter, guitar slinger and producer Keith Urban has racked up 19 #1 singles from eight studio albums and reigns as the artist with the most consecutive top 10 songs on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart. The four-time GRAMMY Award winner also has a mantle full of trophies from the CMA, ACM, CMT, AMA, People’s Choice, Teen Choice and more.

The first and only Country artist to have served as an American Idol judge, Urban’s reputation as a premier songwriter, vocalist, musician and virtuoso guitarist has afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with the likes of The Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Steven Tyler, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, Vince Gill and Eric Church.

Urban resides in Nashville with his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, and their two daughters.

To acknowledge the tremendous spirit of giving and encouragement these honorees embody, Nashville Arts & Entertainment Magazine, a Glover Group Entertainment Production, is pleased to make a $1,000 donation to the affiliated charity honoree. For Keith Urban, the donation will be presented to Habitat for Humanity Greater Nashville.

The 2016-2017 issue of Nashville Arts & Entertainment is packed with informative features such as “Up and Coming: New Nashville,” highlighting who’s new in music; “The Nashville Bucket List,” detailing musts to dos for visitors and residents alike; monthly calendars listing upcoming events, shopping and more celebrating the best Nashville has to offer and more. Copies are currently available on newsstands and at www.NAEMag.com and will be available through August 2017. To receive a free digital copy of Nashville ARTS & Entertainment Magazine just download the new ARTZ app.  Fans can also follow the magazine and get updates at Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Keith Urban Releases “Blue Ain’t Your Color” Music Video

Finally, Keith Urban‘s new video for “Blue Ain’t Your Color” is out, and it’s awesome. Check it out!

Dierks Bentley, Cam and Keith Urban to Announce Final Nominees for “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” Live from the Grand Ole Opry House

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Multiple CMA Award winners Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban will appear live from the Grand Ole Opry House along with newcomer Cam to host a celebration five decades in the making when the final nominees for “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” are announced live on “Good Morning America” Wednesday, Aug. 31.

The location of this year’s announcement adds to the already auspicious occasion as the Grand Ole Opry House served as home to the CMA Awards from 1974 until 2004, making it the longest running backdrop of the Awards and home to some of its most iconic moments. Bentley and Urban, with a combined 50 nominations and 12 wins across 8 CMA Awards categories, will be live with Cam from the Opry House stage adding another special moment to that history.

The highly-anticipated announcement of the final nominees for “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” will also be covered on ABCnews.com and CMAawards50.com.

“Having these three artists participate together in our 50th Anniversary celebration on ‘Good Morning America’ makes this kick off to an especially historic Awards season a true celebration of our genre,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “To have Dierks, Cam, and Keith standing on the Opry stage, where so much of the history of the Awards took place, just adds to the excitement of this year’s announcements.”

Nominees in select categories will be announced on “Good Morning America” on the ABC Television Network. The announcements will air in the 8:30 AM/ET half-hour segment of the top-rated morning news program on Wednesday.

Following the announcements on “Good Morning America,” the remaining categories will be revealed live on GoodMorningAmerica.com on Yahoo as well as via Good Morning America’s Facebook page through Facebook Live. The Yahoo-ABC News Network is the No. 1 Source for General News online.

CMA will then release the full slate of CMA Awards nominees, while singer/songwriter Cam will be notifying the finalists for CMA’s Broadcast Station and Personality of the Year with personalized video messages.  The full list of nominees will be available at CMAawards50.com immediately following announcement. The website also features a historical timeline with photos and winners from the past 50 years of the CMA Awards.

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