Keith Urban was hooked on Nashville from his first visit in 1989. Three years later he packed up his things from Australia and moved to Music City to kick start his career.
In an editorial posted today (Aug. 1) in The Tennessean, Urban talks of the importance to keep Nashville’s Music Row alive despite ongoing developers encroaching on the city.
“I would drive to the Row almost daily in my rented crap car to write, record demos and generally hang around, meeting all kinds of people,” Urban writes. “Music Row became my center, because Music Row IS a center. Music Row is where the past, present and future meet, and that’s a vital part of keeping balance.”
Urban stressed that Music Row is under serious threat from developers and wants to make sure we all know about it. A photo in the newspaper shows a lot being cleared across the street from the legendary Bradley Studios.