Country star Keith Urban has emphasised on the importance of music education in schools.
The 49-year-old musician was honoured with the Recording Artists' Coalition Award for his musical achievements and commitment to numerous music education programmes at the Grammys on the Hill event, reported Billboard.
Before the ceremony, Urban said that music has an affect on the psyche of the children and schools must try to propagate this type of education.
“My involvement is specific to music education. What I like about talking here is that it allows for a broader perception of the impact of music in schools.
I don't want to say that all schools must do this. It's complicated. All I ask is that it not be seen as a fringe issue,” Urban said.
The award was presented to the four-time Grammy winner by Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.