Keith Urban Makes Surprise Appearance at High School

Keith Urban surprised some very lucky students recently at Hillwood High School in Nashville.

The country star teamed up with the CMA Foundation to visit the school’s Rock Band, Orchestra, Choir and Band departments.

During his visit, he shared words of encouragement and offered advice on songwriting, performing, the music business and more during a special Q&A session.

Keith was treated to two student performances in preparation for their winter concerts, one from the school’s Rock Band and the other from its String Orchestra, which performed his hit “Wasted Time.”

“There is nothing more fulfilling than experiencing the incredible impact music has on a student’s life,” says Tiffany Kerns, Executive Director, CMA Foundation. “Whether they are performing music or talking about the transformative power of music, yesterday’s school visit reiterated that our priority in education is always our students’ ability to be successful, heard, and seen. Keith provided insight on his musical journey but more importantly, he shared a commonality with the students – music making is life changing and critical to our next generation.”

Photo Credit: Acacia Evans/CMA