Keith Urban Gets Recognized for Helping Music Education 

Posted: 6:25 am Friday, March 3rd, 2017

By Staff Writer


The Recording Academy is set to pay tribute to Keith Urban in honor of his efforts to promote music education in schools by awarding him its Coalition Award next month. The tribute will take place on April 5 at the annual Grammys on the Hill ceremony in Washington, D.C. “I had it pretty lucky, growing up in a public school where a basic music class was part of the curriculum,” Urban tells Rolling Stone. “All these years later…I’m looking at schools that do away with music programs quickly, because it’s seen to be the easiest thing to get rid of. I find that shocking. I’ve met so many kids over the years that use music to communicate. It’s where they get their self-esteem from.”