All For The Hall

Keith Urban stuck to the theme of “Rebels and Renegades, the Outlaws are IN” for his fourth annual We’re All for the Hall benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Tuesday night (April 16), at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

But he also made sure to give the sell-out crowd a variety of young and legendary acts, classic tunes and contemporary hits and a surprise or two during the three-hour show.

Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Montgomery Gentry, Trace Adkins and Kid Rock represented the new rebels, with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver, Jessi Colter, Rosanne Cash and Hank Williams Jr. taking up the legends mantle.

The annual show raises funds for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville and its various educational programs.

Keith and his co-host, Vince Gill, who created All for the Hall, kicked off the night with an appropriate homage to rebel rockers The Rolling Stones by singing “Tumbling Dice.” Keith thanked the audience for “coming out to support the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.” Shortly after, Keith and Vince lit it up on Waylon Jennings’ No. 1 hit “I Ain’t Living Long like This.”

Rod Sisco
rodsisco@wqsb.com