Keith Urban and Blake Shelton are set to take part in the annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The country singers will join Kelly Clarkson and Ricky Martin during the 42nd annual show, which will be broadcast on NBC on July 4.
In addition to the country and pop star power, the two-hour special will include the West Point Band and Glee Club who will perform “The Stars and Stripes Forever” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” before they team up with Kelly. The Texas native will sing her own rendition of Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” with the band and glee club in celebration of the song’s 100th anniversary.
Following the performances, a display of more than 75,000 firework shells will be filmed and broadcast from the New York City skyline over the East River. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila will serve as hosts of the broadcast, which begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Keith’s summer is picking up as the “Coming Home” singer recently launched his Graffitti U World Tour in St. Louis. The singer is set to visit 58 cities during the North American leg of his tour.
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) June 18, 2018
Each night 22 buses and a crew of 93 people will help setup Keith’s all-new concert production. Keith announced the trek during a surprise pop-up show in Nashville in January which featured his upcoming tour support, Kelsea Ballerini, who marveled at the realization that she’d be opening up for one of her biggest country inspirations.
“I remember hearing Keith Urban songs that stopped me in my tracks and made me want to drop everything and chase that kind of lyric and heart filled artistry,” Kelsea previously said. “He’s the best in the business and I can’t wait to fangirl and learn from him this year. Truly an honor to tour with him.”