Keith Urban Ready for His Return to the Opry Stage Following Surgery
This week (Feb. 3), Keith Urban will take the stage at the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in the heart of downtown Nashville. Playing at the Opry is a sacred honor in itself, but for Urban, it's something he has been looking forward to since November when he had to undergo vocal cord surgery.
"I didn’t have to cancel any shows other than the Opry when I had my vocal surgery in November," Urban tells Taste of Country of the reason behind having the Opry performance being the first show he does after months of not speaking or singing. "So the [show] I wanted to do first was the Opry. I’m really looking forward to playing. I hate that we had to cancel it [in the first place]."
Urban is unsure of the first song he will sing when he graces the stages, but chances are he will sing his current Top 5 hit, 'You Gonna Fly.'
Following Urban's Opry performance, he will perform in Texas on Feb. 11, and he will help headline his annual We're All for the Hall event in Nashville on April 10. Proceeds from the We're All for the Hall show, which also features several other A-list artists on the lineup, will benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tickets to the event went on sale last week and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.