Why Keith Urban, Little Big Town and Dierks Bentley Are Performing David Bowie at the Ryman

Capitol Nashville

At Tuesday night’s 10th Annual ACM Honors show at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, not only did a who’s who of country stars tape an upcoming CBS special, some of them also pre-recorded their performance for next week’s Stand Up to Cancer telecast. 

“We’re gonna get to do a version of ‘Heroes’ by [DavidBowie,” Keith Urban explained. “Little Big TownDierks Bentley and myself.”

The Stand Up to Cancer cause hits close to home for the Australian superstar, whose father passed away less than a year ago.

“It’s become personal for me, for sure,” he reflected. “This is how I lost my dad in December, so the cause has taken on a whole new passion for me.”

Stand Up to Cancer airs live September 9 at 8 p.m. ET on all the major networks, and on many cable channels as well.

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