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Willie Nelson and Keith Urban @ iTunes Festival in Austin

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

by:  Carrie Horton

For the first time, the massively popular iTunes Festival will be coming to the U.S., and some of country’s biggest stars are already lined up to perform.  Keith Urban and Willie Nelson make the 2014 lineup, with lots more to be announced in the coming weeks.

After seven years abroad, iTunes is bringing their annual event to Austin, Texas. From March 11-15, Urban and Nelson will join a host of other major music stars for five nights of free concerts, which will also be available via live or on-demand streaming from iTunes. The festival will be teaming up with one of the south’s favorite music industry events, SXSW, and along with Shotgun Willie and country’s favorite Aussie, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Pitbull are all on deck to perform.

“The iTunes Festival in London has become an incredible way for Apple to share its love of music with our customers,” says Apple exec Eddy Cue in a press announcement. “We’re excited about the incredible lineup of artists performing and SXSW is the perfect place to debut the first iTunes Festival in the US.”

Since it began in 2007, the iTunes Festival in London has hosted over 400 artists performing in front of more than 430,000 fans … not to mention the tens of millions more who stream online. This year, the fest will be held at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, which is the home of another popular Austin-based staple, ‘Austin City Limits.’

“One of the cool things about trying to do the festival is that it’s all about the music, the musicians and the fans,” Cue adds. “You want it in a really close atmosphere where the fans are getting to see these musicians in places they’ll never see them again, because they play in much bigger venues.”

With the announcement of Urban and Nelson, we’re sure that there will be other country stars joining the lineup. For additional details, check out


Win Tickets to Keith Urban’s Country Music Hall of Fame Fundraiser

Thursday, March 7th, 2013


Enter to win!
Enter by April 1 for a chance to win 2 tickets to the concert, a hotel stay, attraction pass, and more!

This year’s theme is “Rebels and Renegades, The Outlaws are IN”. In addition to Keith Urban and Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, Kid Rock, Billy Joe Shaver, and Hank Williams, Jr. will perform. 

This is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of musical experience, and for an amazing cause. You do not want to miss this.

Tickets start at just $35 and are available at, all Ticketmaster locations, the Bridgestone Arena box office or by phone 800-745-3000.
VIP packages are available in limited quantities and in three different price levels.

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Willie Nelson to perform at Keith Urban’s “We’re All for the Hall” benefit for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (4/16/13)

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013


Keith Urban’s fourth annual We’re All for the Hall benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum returns to the Bridgestone Arena on April 16! Tickets on Sale March 1 at 10AM CST.

2005 CMA Entertainer of the Year and four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill will return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, April 16, for a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Reserved seating tickets, which are priced at $35 and $50 (does not include Ticketmaster surcharge), will go on sale March 1 at 10:00 a.m. CST. A limited number of VIP ticket packages will also go on sale on March 1 at (Complete ticket purchase information is below.)

This year’s theme “Rebels and Renegades, the Outlaws are IN” will feature performances from an all-star line-up including Urban, Gill, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Hank Williams, Jr. It promises to be yet another in a line of one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime concert events highlighting great music, friendship and camaraderie.

“The purity in making music on your own terms – to create art in your own way – for me, is at the heart of the outlaw spirit,” said Urban. “It’s those outlaws that we celebrate this year, who not only made it possible for a guy like me to do what I love, but who play a pivotal role in the strength of Country music’s diversity.”

Museum Board President Vince Gill created All for the Hall, an artist-led fundraising initiative for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Funds raised through these events directly support the museum’s mission and underwrite preservation efforts, exhibitions and educational programs that teach audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.

“The first three We’re All for the Hall concerts raised approximately $1.5 million,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “Those dollars go toward our operating expenses, directly funding the care of our collection, exhibitions, programs and more. We are beyond grateful to Keith Urban and Vince Gill. They are two of country music’s greatest stewards and ambassadors, and we are honored by what they have done for this institution. I’m certain that this year’s We’re All for the Hall show will not only be an important source of revenue for the museum, but a ‘once-in-a-lifetime, only-in-Nashville’ concert for everyone lucky enough to attend.”

Reserved Seating Tickets

Tickets ($35 and $50, plus Ticketmaster surcharge) go on sale March 1 at 10:00 a.m. CST. Tickets are available at, all Ticketmaster locations, the Bridgestone Arena box office or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Phone, internet and outlet orders are subject to a convenience fee.

Museum members enjoy a special presale ticket opportunity for the event; revenue from the membership program supports the museum’s mission.

VIP Packages
VIP packages will go on sale March 1 at They include:

“For You” Package
$3,500 for one ticket (A portion of this package is tax deductible to support the preservation of country music)
30 packages available

  • Invitation for one to a VIP dinner the evening of April 15, hosted by some of Keith Urban’s close friends and collaborators
  • One Premium Floor Concert Seat and Commemorative Ticket
  • Meet & greet for one with Keith Urban before the concert on April 16 (timing TBD), which includes an individual photo
  • Framed meet & greet picture mailed to your house one week after the concert
  • One Keith Urban autographed electric guitar
  • One invitation to a post-concert party on April 16 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • One commemorative Hatch Show Print event poster autographed by Keith Urban and Vince Gill
  • One complimentary parking space for the April 16 concert within a one-block vicinity of the concert and post-party venues
  • One “Friends & Family” membership to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which includes unlimited free admission for the entire household to the museum and most public programs for one year (valued at $100)