Multi-award-winning artist Keith Urban has been announced as the recipient of the 2021 CRB Artist Career Achievement Award, for his continuous meritorious work and outstanding accomplishments.
The CRB Artist Career Achievement Award is presented to an individual artist or act that, through their creativity, vision, performance or leadership, has made a significant contribution to the development and promotion of country music and country radio. Previous CRB Artist Career Achievement recipients include Rascal Flatts, Steve Wariner, Martina McBride, Randy Travis, Vince Gill, Brooks & Dunn, Charlie Daniels, Dolly Parton, Reba and more.
CRB/CRS Board President, Kurt Johnson, commented about the award and this year’s honouree, saying, “Only a very select group of artists ascends to the level of this award. They do it by combining years of uncompromised brilliant performance with sustained success. As Keith continues to reach new creative heights every year, let’s pause to celebrate him.”
Universal Music Group Nashville Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan will present Urban with the award during the Country Radio Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Awards Ceremony on October 13 at The Westin in Nashville, Tenn.
The Class of 2021 Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees will also be honoured at the event and include four off-air radio broadcasters and four on-air radio personalities. The off-air honourees are Bob Call, RJ Curtis, Bill Hagy, and Norm Schrutt. The on-air honourees are Heather Froglear, Buzz Jackson, Bob Pickett, and Angie Ward. Additionally, a special presentation honouring this year’s CRB President’s Awardrecipient, Beverlee Brannigan, will also be recognised at the event.
Urban is one of the most successful and well-respected artists in the world. He’s won four GRAMMY Awards, thirteen CMAs, fifteen ACMs, three AMAs, two People’s Choice Awards, and celebrated nine consecutive gold, platinum, or multi-platinum albums. He has had 24 #1’s, 43 Top 10 singles in the U.S., 27 #1’s in Canada, and numerous other chart-topping placements in Australia, the U.K., and other countries worldwide. Not to mention, Urban has collaborated with a diverse group of artists including Billy Gibbons, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, John Mayer, BRELAND, Miranda Lambert, Nile Rodgers, Post Malone, Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones among others.
In August, he released Wild Hearts, an autobiographical, fist-pumping, arena-ready Urban track as authentic as it is infectious – quintessential Urban. It comes on the heels of One Too Many (his duet with P!nk), the last from The Speed of Now Part 1, which marked his fourth in a historic streak of simultaneous #1 album debuts in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
Urban has also long supported numerous charities. His All For The Hall benefit concerts for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum have raised over $4.2 million. He is the first Ambassador of the CMA Foundation, an advisory board member at the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and is a long-time supporter of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund and The Grammy Foundation.
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