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Keith Urban and Little Big Town to Perform on ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ TV Special
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The performance comes less than a year after Urban’s father, Robert, passed away from cancer in December 2015.
“My dad’s love of country music and America set me on my life’s journey and shaped so much of who I am today,” said Urban in a statement about his father last year. The Sept. 9 performance will honor Robert, as well as all those who have been affected by the disease.
Little Big Town also has a history of supporting causes related to cancer research and awareness. For six years, the award-winning band hosted a Ride for the Cure motorcycle ride and concert event, raising over $55,000.00 in 2012.
Urban and Little Big Town won’t be the only famous faces during the one-hour live event. Produced by Academy Award-nominated actor, Bradley Cooper, the star-studded biennial event will also feature Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone, Anna Kendrick and Stand Up to Cancer co-founder, Katie Couric. In addition to the country collaboration, Celine Dion will also perform a special tribute after losing her husband, René Angélil to throat cancer in January 2016.
The Stand Up to Cancer event will be hosted at Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on Sept. 9. The broadcast will air live at 8PM ET, with a list of cable providers listed online. Fans are encouraged to use the #Reasons2StandUp hashtag before and during the live event, sharing personal experiences with cancer and how they stand up to the disease. Select user content will be featured during the broadcast.
Published at 6:25 PM CDT…Friday, August 19. 2016…Nashville, Tennessee…
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