Keith Urban, Vince Gill announce All For The Hall guests

Keith Urban and Vince Gill have announced their sixth annual All for the Hall, a benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The two will headline the event, which will take place April 12th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

The show’s theme is Mashville: The Music City in 2016, and it’ll feature performances by the show’s headliners, as well as Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Florida Georgia Line, Peter Frampton, Jason Isbell, Emmylou Harris, Maddie and Tae and Maren Morris.

Reserved seating tickets, which are priced at $35 and $55 (price does not include Ticketmaster surcharge), will go on sale Friday, January 29th at 10 am CST at ticketmaster.com, the Bridgestone Arena box office or by calling 800- 745-3000. A limited number of VIP ticket packages will also be available.

Nashville has become a dynamic and diverse musical melting pot,” Urban states about this year’s theme in a prepared statement. “While it remains the home of country music, an unbelievably talented community of songwriters, producers, instrumentalists, singers, bands and solo artists are rapidly changing the entire musical landscape in Music City, U.S.A.”

“In 2009, Keith Urban and Vince Gill organized a concert to benefit our museum. Now approaching its sixth year, the All for the Hall concerts with Keith and Vince have netted over $2.6 million,” said museum CEO Kyle Young. “The abiding support of these two country music superstars who continue to act as champions for this museum allows us to further our mission. The proceeds of this fundraiser are especially important as they help to ensure that the history of country music is preserved, shared, and continues to grow and evolve for generations to come.”

This year, Urban and Gill will be joined on stage by a group of Middle Tennessee students who will debut an original song written for the evening. The students will co- write the song with a professional songwriter through the museum’s award-winning, flagship education program, Words & Music.

Urban says the event gets harder to plan every year because he has so many music friends he wants to invite.

“It’s a labor of love in the best way. It really is. If I said there’s only one challenge with it, it’s condensing the guest list. It was, right from the beginning, it was like trying to put a wedding list together and which family member to invite. You have to either invite everybody or elope, right? But we’ve only got limited time and it’s very, very hard to have certain people who are very good friends of mine say, ‘What the…? What the…? Waiting for the call. Nothing.’ So, I thought how do I get around this problem? And then the idea of themes came up so at least there’s some type of criteria for me to put a guest list together. Otherwise, this show would be days and days long if I invited everybody I wanted. We get to do it every year, so I have a huge list of people I want to be able to invite over the years.”

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