Keith Urban Vies For Entertainer At Tonight’s CMA Awards

Keith Urban heads into tonight's (Wednesday, Nov. 11th) CMA Awards with three nominations, including Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year. Keith has already taken home the CMA's Entertainer title twice before. He tells us that he loves to perform and thinks that being good at that is the definition of "entertainer." [“Well, I know the criteria isn’t purely about live performance, but I’ve always felt that that’s what it is, otherwise I thought it probably should be called Artist of the Year, but I always thought it’s called Entertainer of the Year. I’ve always loved putting on concerts and tours and shows and really tried to put on something that’s incredibly entertaining and engaging. I probably obsess about that part of what I do equal to making records.”] SOUNDCUE (:28 OC: . . . to making records.)

In addition to performing live tonight, Keith is also nominated for Musical Event of the Year for "Be A Light" with Thomas Rhett, Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott and Chris Tomlin.

The 54th CMA Awards, hosted by Reba and Darius Rucker, will air live from Nashville at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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