The Recording Academy will be honoring Keith Urban's commitment to music education during the 2017 Grammys on the Hill Awards, set to take place in Washington, DC, in early April.

On April 5, Urban will receive the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award in recognition of his continued commitment to numerous music education programs. Urban’s efforts have not only served to inspire young musicians but also provided thousands of greatly needed musical instruments to underserved programs across the country.


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Granger Smith has a refreshed perspective on life as he’s been recovering from a nasty stage fall in December of 2016. Smith says the scary accident that left him with two broken ribs and a punctured lung has made him appreciate life more, especially his wife and kids. His six-week recovery led him to a variety of self-healing remedies including yoga, cold water therapy and meditation, as well as incorporating raw food into his diet. He shares that the accident, which left him on the couch for multiple weeks, provided him the opportunity to bond with his young children.


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Blake Shelton celebrated a major accomplishment with his 23rd career No.1 for his latest hit, “A Guy With a Girl.” At a party in Nashville to honor the achievement, Shelton thanked members of his team at Warner Music Nashville and the song’s writers. The song spent three weeks at No. 1, with Shelton saying that having a multi-week chart-topper is a rarity. He also cited a humorous incident when he and The Voice co-star and girlfriend Gwen Stefani were singing the song together onstage. A fan threw a T-shirt with Shelton’s face on it that read, ‘she’s the girl with a guy.’


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