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All For The Hall Hauls in More Cash For a Good Cause in Nashville

by Rich and Laura Lynch

For the seventh time in eleven years Mr. Music City himself Keith Urban gathered an impressive cast of country music stars and notable up and comers to come together All For The Hall. The special event that is now a regular tradition in town offered a powerful lineup who donated their time and talent for a legendary night of music at a sold-out Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, February 10, 2020.

All For The Hall Hauls in More Cash For a Good Cause in Nashville

Urban got the festivities underway with a blistering version of his own "Wasted Time". After saluting his longtime co-host Vince Gill who was unavailable this evening due to prior commitments with The Eagles, Keith explained that all the performers - himself, Carly Pearce, Morgan Wallen, Tenille Townes, Blake Shelton, Brothers Osborne, Ingrid Andress, Lauren Daigle, Chris Stapleton, Tanya Tucker and Luke Combs - would be showcasing one of their own songs and an additional track from their major musical influences.

All For The Hall Hauls in More Cash For a Good Cause in Nashville
Master of ceremonies Keith Urban is no stranger to hosting events in Music City.

There were too many highlights to mention them all but leading the way was a slightly inebriated Blake Shelton who chastised Keith Urban for not having a "song about a dog" in his catalog before playing the canine-themed number that shares a name with his bar across the street, "Ole Red". Everyone was rooting for the new golden girl of country music as two-time 2020 Grammy Award winner Tanya Tucker was vibrant and perky as she paid tribute to some of her outlaw pals. Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgan were a captivating couple as this celebrated icon of the genre wet the appetite for his pair of upcoming shows at the venue later in the year with a well-received "Millionaire".

All For The Hall Hauls in More Cash For a Good Cause in Nashville
Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen.

Speaking of millions, Urban stopped the show mid way through the night in order to reveal that the Nashville editions of All For The Hall had now just surpassed the four million mark in dollars raised for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's education programs, which reached more than 106,000 people in 2019 alone. Next, students from Nashville's Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School - alumni of the museum's cornerstone school program, Words & Music - also took the All For The Hall 2020 stage to perform an original composition: "Just Try," written by senior Teyonce McHaney, alongside songwriter Mike Hicks. This uplifting effort underscored perfectly the reasons why we were all there in the building on a Monday night in Music City.

All For The Hall Hauls in More Cash For a Good Cause in Nashville
Tanya Tucker, Carly Pearce, Tenille Townes and Lauren Daigle at All For The Hall 2020.

It was a good night for the young women that Urban had hand-picked for the occasion. Lauren Daigle was sassy in gold as she presented a stunning version of "You Say" revealing why this was a solid pop crossover success for the artist who usually plies her trade in the Contemporary Christian genre. Ingrid Andress was pretty in pink as she presented her tearjerker "More Hearts Than Mine" that was a piano-based breakup song with a twist. The most unlikely candidate to take the stage was Canadian Tenille Townes who reported being in the All For The Hall audience seven years journeying from the Great White North specifically to see Keith Urban in concert. The "Somebody's Daughter" singer was now sharing the spotlight with him. But, the 2020 Juno Awards nominated Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year proved emphatically just why she deserved to be there with her captivating and energetic double shot.

All For The Hall Hauls in More Cash For a Good Cause in Nashville
Keith Urban, Ingrid Andress and Brothers Osborne at the Bridgestone Arena.

All For the Hall 2020 Setlist: Keith Urban - "Wasted Time" and "Blue Bayou" | Carly Pearce - "Every Little Thing" and "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" | Morgan Wallen - "Whiskey Glasses" and "Take It Easy" | Tenille Townes - "Somebody's Daughter" and "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" | Blake Shelton - "Ole Red" and "Dallas" | Ingrid Andress - "More Hearts Than Mine" and "Country Roads" | Brothers Osborne - "The Bottle Let Me Down" and "Ain't My Fault" | Lauren Daigle - "You Say" and "Killing Me Softly" | Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School - "Just Try" | Chris Stapleton - "Millionaire" and "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground" | Tanya Tucker - "Bring Me Flowers Now" and a medley including "The Grand Tour," "Blue Kentucky Girl," "Workin' Man Blues" and "Stand By Your Man" | Luke Combs - "Even Though I'm Leaving" and "Brand New Man"

All For The Hall Hauls in More Cash For a Good Cause in Nashville
Students from Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School in Nashville put their program on display.

Related Links: For more information on ALL FOR THE HALL and the other organizations mentioned please visit the following links -- All For The Hall | Country Music Hall of Fame | Keith Urban


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