Keith Urban added to his list of honors when he received the 2012 Harmony Award from the Nashville Symphony at a ceremony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Saturday night (Dec. 8). The award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed to the development and appreciation of Nashville’s musical culture.
Backstage prior to the ceremony, Keith told Country Weekly that the honor has a special meaning. “It shows the diversity of music in Nashville,” Keith said. “I feel that Nashville is just opening up and letting the rest of the world know that this is Music City USA. We have the expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame going on, a wonderful symphony, all styles of music happening here. Even our genre of country music is expanding exponentially. This award represents the synergy of all the music in Nashville and all of us coming together. I’ve always wanted to give back to the community after living here for so many years. This award is very important to me. It’s very sweet.”
Additionally, Keith says he is working on a new album with a release date to be announced. “We have cut a lot of songs already,” he says. “I think this album will be very diverse. I’m looking for some different sounds and styles for this one.”