Keith to Join the Opry—“They Know Where My Heart Is”

Opry induction is a recognition that his lifelong music foundation has always been country.

Did you know that Keith Urban was once in a heavy metal band? Well, for a couple of weeks, anyway.

Keith said recently that he bumped around other music genres in his native Australia when he was a youngster. But his upcoming Opry induction Saturday (April 21) is proof positive that the country music world knows where his heart has been all along.

“What it means to me to be inducted into the Opry is probably no more than just a feeling of they know where my heart is—that’s what it means to me to get this induction," Keith told reporters, including one from country music news website The Country Vibe.

“My whole childhood is predominantly immersed in traveling around to country festivals and performing and competing in these talent quests. And you know, I was in this heavy metal band for like two weeks, and I got fired for playing chicken-picking guitar solos," he said.

"'Cause what my conundrum was at the time was sort of like, ‘Well what do I do? What sort of music should I be making?’ And the foundation was always country.

"So to get this induction it just makes me feel like this is exactly where my heart is, always has been."

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