Keith Urban Donates $250K to Nashville Charities for the Holidays

Keith Urban is spreading cheer this holiday season. The “Blue Eyes Baby” singer donated $250,000 to Nashville-based charities, visiting each one to present the check himself.

Urban donated $50,000 to both The Nashville Food Project, which brings people together to provide food in order to alleviate hunger across the city, and Thistle Farms, which provides healing and hope for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.

The Music Health Alliance, who provides advocacy and access to life-saving healthcare resources for music professionals, received $100,000.

In addition to his donations to the organizations above, Urban made personal donation to the Vanderbilt Breast Cancer Research in the amount of $50,000.

“I have a deep-seated respect and feeling of gratitude for the work that all of these organizations do to make people’s lives more manageable,” he says in a press release. “Their commitment to community, what they do for Nashville, and for others across the country, is not only inspiring, but it shows how much we can accomplish when working together.”

According to Music Row, the donations are the result of Urban’s participation in this year’s Cantor Charity Day, during which he raised the monies donated by Cantor on his behalf. To date, Charity Day has raised over $192 million for charitable causes around the world, and since its inception, the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund has raised and distributed over $369 million.