Kieth Urban and Vince Gill are bringing All for the Hall back, and in a big way. The event, which raises money for educational programs at the Country Music Hall of Fame, will take place on Tuesday, December 5, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
The theme of this year’s show is called The Song Remembers When, with artists each performing a song that defines a memorable moment in their lives, along with one of their own hits.
Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Jordan Davis, Patty Griffin, Mickey Guyton, HARDY, Patty Loveless, and Trisha Yearwood have already been announced as performers for the unforgettable show, with more artists expected to be announced in the near future.
This is Urban’s eighth All for the Hall event. To date, the Grand Ole Opry member has helped raised more than $4.3 million to help support the Country Music Hall of Fame through All For The Hall.
“Getting to curate, create and collaborate on our All for the Hall shows has always been mad fun for me,” Urban says. “There’s so much love and respect for all the work the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum does, not only from the artists and the industry, but the audience too. I love that Vince will be there with me again this year – and we have another incredible ‘guest list’ and always some surprises too! LET’S ROLL.”
In addition to performances by several country music hitmakers, the evening will also feature a performance of an original song by Nashville area high school students who participated in the museum’s Words & Music initiative. The flagship educational program, pairs a professional songwriter with students to help them to learn how to write song lyrics while developing key skills in language arts.
The All for the Hall event comes after Urban will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, honoring not his work as a country music artist, but for his talents as a songwriter.
“To be recognized as a writer is extraordinary, because I’ve always loved songwriting,” Urban tells the Associated Press. “When I started really writing poetry in school, and I started writing songs just out of a desire to not be stuck, always singing somebody else’s song, playing in cover bands, and realizing “This is going nowhere for me. I want to write my own songs.”
Tickets for All for the Hall will be available beginning on Friday, September 15 at 10:00 AM CT, via LiveNation.com.