Keith Urban Set to Play New Year’s Eve In Nashville

Keith Urban performing
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Keith Urban will return to headline Nashville’s New Year’s Eve festivities for the third consecutive year. The singer will take part in “Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville” celebration on Dec. 31 alongside performances from Peter Frampton, Judah & the Lion, Caitlyn Smith, Devon Gilfillian, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

Keith is set to perform a slew of his hits ahead of the countdown to midnight, which will ring in 2019 with Music City’s Music Note Drop and a fireworks display. The event will be held at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and is free and open to the public beginning at 4 p.m. Dec. 31.


Last year, Keith was joined by Maren Morris to ring in 2018. See how the country stars celebrated in the video below.

The Australian is keeping a stacked calendar this year with his current Graffiti U World Tour. He’ll head to Australia in November where he will serve as host at the upcoming ARIA Awards. Set to happen on Nov. 28 in Sydney, the singer will return home for the annual Australian Recording Industry Association Awards, the country’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards.

“I’m really looking forward to coming home and celebrating an incredible year of Australian music,” Keith says in a statement. “There’s been so many impressive releases this year, it’s gonna be a tough competition but we get to recognize and honor the best of the best at Aussie music’s night of nights.”

Keith’s hosting duties mark his first return to the ARIA Awards stage in over a decade. Ahead of his duties as host, Keith will attend the upcoming 2018 CMA Awards on Nov. 14 in Nashville where the singer has received three nods, as Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Album of the Year for “Graffiti U.”