Keith Urban & Friends Play To Sold-Out Crowd For 2nd Annual 'We're All For The Hall'
October 6, 2010 at 6:55 AM (PT)
CAPITOL/NASHVILLE’s KEITH URBAN and some of his famous friends played to a sold-out crowd for his second annual “We’re All For The Hall” benefit concert for the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM last night (10/5).
The show was held at NASHVILLE’s BRIDGESTONE ARENA, with KEITH kicking off the show with a four-song set that included hits like “Kiss A Girl,” “Somebody Like You” and “Stupid Boy,” as well as his new single, “Put You In A Song.”
MCA/NASHVILLE artist VINCE GILL came out next and began the format of the rest of the program, which featured each artist performing one of their hits and a song from one of their musical heroes. VINCE played “One More Last Chance” and EMMYLOU HARRIS’ “Two More Bottles Of Wine.” After his performance, VINCE and KEITH did background vocals and played guitar for each artist that followed.
The rest of the lineup included JOHN MAYER, CHARLEY PRIDE, MIRANDA LAMBERT, ALISON KRAUSS, MARTINA McBRIDE, BILLY CURRINGTON, ALAN JACKSON and DOLLY PARTON.
Some of the highlights of the evening included MAYER’s take on DWIGHT YOAKAM’s “I Ain’t That Lonely Yet” (changing up the beat of the song and adding a little harmonica to the mix), the crowd-roaring response to CHARLEY PRIDE's performances of “Kiss An Angel Good Morning” and CONWAY TWITTY’s “Hello Darlin’” and the ever-so-entertaining DOLLY PARTON with her selections of “Jolene” and GEORGE JONES’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”
According to the TENNESSEAN, it was not known at press time how much money last night’s show raised for the HALL OF FAME, but last year’s show brought in almost $500,000, making it the most successful fundraiser in the history of the MUSEUM. Click here to read more from the TENNESSEAN.