The Recording Academy To Honor Keith Urban With Recording Artists Coalition Award

Keith Urban

Keith Urban will be honored by the Recording Academy for his tireless commitment to and support of music education with the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award April 5. Four-time Grammy-winner Urban will be awarded the honor at the annual Grammys on the Hill Awards ceremony at the Hamilton Live in Washington D.C., which will feature unique live performances and some musical surprises.

Urban has been supporting music education efforts for nearly a decade, volunteering for the Academy’s Grammy Camp summer music program, supporting grant-based education initiatives that provide funds to sustain local music programs in schools, and participating in the Grammy U Soundchecks program on many occasions.

“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. “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,” said 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.”

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