Country music star Keith Urban hurts back, won’t attend Indy 500


AUSTIN, TX – APRIL 30: Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during the 2016 iHeartCountry Festival at The Frank Erwin Center on April 30, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– President and CEO of Big Machine Records Scott Borchetta, who was also involved in “American Idol,” confirmed to CBS4 Friday that Grammy Award-winning country music artist Keith Urban won’t be in town after all for the 100th running of the Indy 500.

Borchetta said Urban hurt his back and won’t be able to attend. He did not say to what extent Urban was injured.

Urban was expected to attend the red carpet and ride with Mario Andretti for the “Fastest Seat in Sports.” He and Andretti were expected to ride a two-seater in front of the pace car. Urban was not going to be performing music in any capacity during the Indy 500 weekend.

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