Keith Urban recently opened up about the importance of music in schools and how shocking it is that they get cut.
“Music education is something that’s marginalized very quickly,” Urban says in a recent interview with Rolling Stone Country. “It’s seen as something that can be done away with quickly, without having too much of an adverse affect on the child. People think it’s academics that’s important. They think it’s athletics that’s important. But I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for those music programs in Australia. My family moved around a lot, but every public school always had a music room. There was always a music teacher."
On April 5, Keith will be honored for his dedication to music education at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Read the full Rolling Stone interview HERE.