On April 5, country music superstar Keith Urban will be recognized by The Recording Academy with the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award at the annual Grammys on the Hill Awards event hosted in Washington, D.C.!
Over the last decade, the singer-songwriter has shown a continued commitment to numerous music education programs, which inspire young musicians and also provide thousands of musical instruments to underserved music programs across the country. Urban has volunteered for The Academy’s Grammy Camp music program, which offers high school students an interactive summer music experience. He has also actively supported The Recording Academy’s grant-based education initiatives, which provide necessary funds to America’s public schools, helping sustain music education programs.
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“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 in a statement. “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,” shared 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.”
Keep up the good work, Keith! Congratulations.
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