Keith Urban recently announced he would headline a concert next month to raise money for the Country Music Hall of Fame, but he makes it clear the reasons for his generosity go far beyond a simple good deed. For Keith, it's a personal way to say thank you to a city that inspired him when he lived half a world away.

"Coming to Nashville -- that was a time in my life that will always give me a great feeling, because it was really exciting to be a little kid dreaming about Nashville and one day to be driving around here and realizing you're in it," he tells GAC. "I still remember taking some freeway drives wherever I had to go, and when I would come back to Nashville and I would ... see those green signs saying 'Nashville' on the freeway, and I went, 'That's the Nashville.' It took years for that to really sink in that I'm in the Nashville, not some place that has the same name. This is the one, you know?"

Other artists on the October 13 concert bill include Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift and Little Big Town.