Keith Urban will be honored by the Recording Academy with the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award at the annual Grammys on the Hill Awards in Washington, D.C. on April 5th. The Academy cites Keith's
role as a volunteer for The Academy’s Grammy Camp music program, which offers high school students an interactive summer music experience. He has supported The Recording Academy’s grant-based education initiatives, which provide necessary funds to America’s public schools, helping to sustain local music education programs for youth. Keith has also participated in the Grammy U Soundchecks program on multiple occasions.
Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow said, “Through music education programs, Keith Urban has encouraged aspiring musicians by giving them the opportunity to perform and achieve their dreams. 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.”
Keith said, “The opportunity to work with aspiring musicians and kids, who are just discovering music for the first time, really inspires me. 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.”