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February: Keith Urban returns to stage after surgery

Photo courtesy of "Keith Urban" Facebook page

After a vocal-cord surgery, Keith Urban returns to the stage in February for his first public performance since recording a song for the "CMA Country Christmas'' television special in November.

The New Zealand-born country singer-songwriter had a polyp removed from his pipes at Vanderbilt University Medical Center late last year and has been on vocal rest ever since.

Urban was forced to postpone his "All For The Hall'' benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame in January and has rescheduled the conclusion of his 2011 concert tour for later this year.

The Grammy-award winner will perform on February 3 on the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium. Next, he's scheduled to  sing at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo on February 11, before returning on the Grand Ole Opry in March.

For the first time ever, Urban wrote and recorded a song for a motion picture, a Navy SEAL action-thriller, "Act of Valor." The song “For You" was co-written by Monty Powell, and it will be featured during the film’s end credits.

The Act of Valor soundtrack, featuring the song, will be available on iTunes, according to Urban's website. The movie is scheduled to be released on February 24.

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