Keith Urban has announced his latest Nashville installment of All for the Hall, the benefit concert to raise funds for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Set for Tuesday, April 12th, at the Bridgestone Arena, the concert is the first All for the Hall to be held in Nashville since 2014’s outlaw-themed event. A New York City edition was staged in October.
This year theme’s is “Mashville: The Music City in 2016” and celebrates the diversity of today’s country music with an equally far-reaching lineup. Contemporary country artists Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt share space on the roster with singer-songwriter Jason Isbell, country icon Emmylou Harris and classic-rock guitar guru Peter Frampton. Maddie and Tae and Maren Morris round out the bill, along with a group of students from the area who will sing a special song they’ve written for All for the Hall. As in years past, Vince Gill will join Urban onstage as the night’s musical directors.
“I love doing our All for the Hall benefits every year with Vince. They are just a labor of love,” Urban tells Rolling Stone Country. “It’s really important work that they do here at the Hall. Bringing attention to it is really important, raising money for it is important as well. Attention and awareness is key.”
The 2016 All for the Hall marks the sixth such Nashville concert, each with their own theme. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 29th, at 10:00 am/CT via Ticketmaster.