Keith Urban To Headline Nashville’s New Year’s Eve Celebration For Fourth Consecutive Year

It’s becoming a tradition! Reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year, Keith Urban, will help Music City ring in…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 10, 2019


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Keith Urban; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

It’s becoming a tradition! Reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year, Keith Urban, will help Music City ring in the New Year with a headlining performance at Nashville’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

Urban‘s upcoming appearance marks his fourth consecutive year headlining the popular New Year’s Eve event.

“From the very beginning, our goal was to have a long-term partnership with Keith, and, as we expected, his leadership, talent and involvement has been invaluable to the event’s success,” said Butch Spyridon, President and CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “As you would expect from a consummate professional like Keith, every year the show is completely different and fresh, and we can’t wait to see what he brings to ring in 2020.”

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, The Struts, Amanda Shires and the Fisk Jubilee Singers are also slated to perform at the event, which will take place December 31 at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

Last year’s New Year’s Eve celebration attracted nearly 200,000 people to downtown Nashville. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.