Urban and Others Plan Country Invasion of New York

Keith Urban will perform Nov. 13-14 at the 1,000-seat Irving Plaza concert hall in New York in advance of the 39th annual CMA Awards show at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 15. Several other country concerts are scheduled, including a double bill of Tracy Lawrence and Montgomery Gentry at B.B. King’s on Nov. 11 and a triple-header of Dierks Bentley, Pat Green and Cross Canadian Ragweed at the Nokia Theater on Nov. 14. Trace Adkins, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Charley Pride and Ricky Skaggs will appear during a special performance of the Grand Ole Opry on Nov. 14. And Sir Cliff Richard, a British entertainment icon, will perform with a group of noted Nashville songwriters during a Nov. 12 event at Joe’s Pub.