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Keith Urban Joins The Bobby Bones Show’s #ArtistToArtist Campaign for St. Jude

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Bobby Bones, host of the award-winning Bobby Bones Show, recently launched an #ArtistToArtist campaign benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The campaign started as a joke when Bones decided to auction off a self-portrait he painted, but after raising $3,400 for St. Jude, he decided to invite his Country music friends to paint their self-portraits to benefit the children’s hospital.

Four-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge Keith Urban is the first to join the #ArtistToArtist effort. He recently called the show to accept the invitation – click here to listen to the audio, and click here to bid on Urban’s self-portrait.  Bidding will close next Thursday, July 30, and all proceeds will benefit St. Jude.

Urban praised the work of St. Jude, “Everything that they learn and discover, everything they acquire there knowledge wise, is shared all around the world.  It’s an extraordinary hospital, so that’s why the Country music community, radio, the artists, everybody, for a long, long, long time, have always been behind St. Jude.”

“We love helping St. Jude as much as possible, so we’re asking some of the great artists in Country music to have a little fun with painting and help raise money for a great cause,” shared Bones and co-host Amy.  “Thanks to Keith Urban for kicking off the campaign!”

The Bobby Bones Show raised over $1.5 million dollars for St. Jude last year through on-air fundraisers, radiothons and charity concerts. In addition, Bones’ comedy band The Raging Idiots has performed and visited with patients at the hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Keith Urban + Dan + Shay + Tonight I Wanna Cry = AMAZING

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Keith Urban’s ‘Tonight I Wanna Cry’ is an amazing song and I never thought in a million years that adding Dan + Shay to it would make me love it even more!

During Summerfest Keith Urban had Dan + Shay join him onstage for the hit song.  The group first rehearsed the song on Keith’s tour bus before hitting the stage.

Watch their rehearsal and the amazing performance below!

Little Big Town, Brett Eldredge and TONS More to Perform on “CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: Country’s Night to Rock”,”

Photo Credit: Hunter Berry / CMA

Photo Credit: Hunter Berry / CMA

Summer’s hottest artists will perform on “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” airing Tuesday, Aug. 4 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network and hosted for the third time by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town.

Filmed during CMA Music Festival in June, the special features many of today’s most exciting Country Music stars, including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Randy Houser, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young, and Zac Brown Band as they hit the stage during the four-day party and celebration of America’s music.

“CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” first aired on ABC in 2005. This is the 11th time ABC is broadcasting the special – which invites the whole country to America’s largest Country Music celebration. The annual special will air on ABC through 2021.

In the weeks leading up to the Aug. 4 broadcast CMA will be releasing sneak peek videos giving fans an in-depth look at CMA Music Festival and the artists performing. Stay tuned to CMAfest.com and CMA social channels for the latest updates and news.

Keith Urban Makes History

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Keith Urban broke a four-decade old country music drought when he became the first county artist to perform at the historic Festival De Quebec.

“We honestly had no idea of what to expect when Mr. Urban arrived here in Quebec,” said Louis Bellavance, programming director of the festival. “We were hoping that our fans would be ready for country but it was somehow a blind date for lots of them. But his unbelievable performance, professionalism and graciousness, were not only beyond all expectation, they showed us why Country music is so popular. It was a first for the Festival d’été de Québec, but thanks to Keith Urban, we’ll have country music again for the years to come on our main stage!”

“It was a huge honor to have been invited to Quebec to play the historic Le Festival d’ete de Quebec,” said Urban. “It was a phenominal experience – the power, energy and love from the crowd was beyond anything I could’ve imagined happening. I so hope that we get to do it again.”

Before what event organizers estimated as a crowd of 70,000, Urban grabbed a hold of them and didn’t let go as they sang, danced, cheered and even cried along with Urban, whose two-hour set electrified.

For more Keith Urban news and tour information go to www.keithurban.net.

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