Friday, October 7, 2016

Keith Urban to Headline Nashville New Year’s Eve Celebration

Keith Urban to Headline Nashville New Year’s Eve Celebration
Diverse Lineup for Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville
 Includes Styx, Moon Taxi, A Thousand Horses, Charlie Worsham and Fisk Jubilee Singers®


NASHVILLE – GRAMMY-winner Keith Urban will headline Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville (#NashvilleNYE), the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced today. Urban, who recently received four CMA nominations including for his latest album Ripcord, leads a diverse lineup that includes rock band Styx of “Come Sail Away” fame, indie-progressive band Moon Taxi, country acts A Thousand Horses and Charlie Worsham, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers®. The event is free and open to the public.

“What could be better than New Year’s Eve in downtown Nashville,” Urban said. “It’s an awesome way to ring in 2017, and I can’t wait for the party!”

Urban, a four-time GRAMMY winner, has released five No. 1 albums, including his most recent Ripcord, and recorded 21 No. 1 songs. He ranks No. 8 on Billboard’s All-time Country Airplay Chart and has the most consecutive top 10 songs on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart (36). He is a Country Music Association Horizon Award winner and the first to go on to win the CMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year, a title he’s captured three times, and the coveted Entertainer of the Year. He is the first and only country artist to have served as an American Idol judge.

“The diversity of this hometown lineup underscores why we are Music City,” said Beth Seigenthaler Courtney, chairman of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and president of DVL Seigenthaler. “From big stars to rising stars and from country to rock to indie, this A-list is only possible in Nashville. Join us and experience Keith Urban sharing the stage with Styx, Moon Taxi, A Thousand Horses, Charlie Worsham and the Fisk Jubilee Singers, and it’s all free. These acts attract incredible fans with explosive energy for a dynamic event.”

The event will take place at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park for the first time to accommodate growth and enhance security. Last year’s New Year’s event on Lower Broadway attracted a record 150,000 to downtown, generating $22.2 million in direct visitor spending.

Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville event site will open at 4 p.m. with a DJ. The raising of the Music Note by Mayor Megan Barry and the Fisk Jubilee Singers® will follow at approximately 6:15 p.m. After a performance by the Fisk Jubilee Singers®, Charlie Worsham will take the stage, followed by Moon Taxi, A Thousand Horses, Styx and Urban.

“As we host our first event at Bicentennial Mall, it is only fitting that the Fisk Jubilee Singers are special guest performers,” Courtney said. “The Jubilee Singers are the original global ambassadors for Music City with deep roots to nearby Jefferson Street, and we are thrilled that they are part of this show for the first time."

Room packages for Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville are available at visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.

Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville is produced by the NCVC for the city of Nashville and presented by Jack Daniel’s. Partners include Advance Financial, Tennessee Highway Safety Office: Booze It & Lose It, Carl Black Chevrolet, Anderson Benson Insurance, Korbel, Budweiser, Bud Light, Fetzer and Uber.

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