Four-time Grammy award winner Keith Urban will perform at halftime of the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary.
CTV’s ETALK revealed that the reigning Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of The Year will headline the nation’s largest annual sporting event.
“The first time I think I performed a sold out stadium (in Canada) actually would have been the Saddledome in Calgary,” Urban told ETALK.
“I remember halfway through my show, thinking: ‘Man, this crowd is amazing! Whoever is coming on after us is gonna love these guys.’ And I suddenly thought: ‘I’m it. I’m the guy that’s coming on. I’m here. This is it. This is my crowd.’”
Urban has sold more than 20 million albums, six of which have reached No. 1. He has had 23 No. 1 songs, including Somebody Like You, Days Go By, Sweet Thing, Wasted Time, Blue Ain’t Your Color, The Fighter and Coming Home.
His latest release, We Were, has already been streamed over 57 million times worldwide. In addition to his four Grammy Awards, he has won multiple Canadian Country Music Awards, 13 CMAs, 15 ACMs and four American Music Awards.
“I know we’ve scored an absolute touchdown for football and music fans everywhere when my three young daughters are as excited about this big news as I am,” said CFL commissioner, Randy Ambrosie.
“Our early relationship with Keith has already shown him to be as authentic and genuine as he is famous and talented. We can’t wait to see him and everyone in Calgary as we share his shining light and Canada’s spirit with fans here at home and viewers around the world.”
The 107th Grey Cup will be played on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at McMahon Stadium and broadcast across Canada on TSN. This year’s championship will mark the fifth time Calgary has hosted the game and the first since the 97th Grey Cup in 2009.