Keith Urban the First Set to Fire Up the 2019 Buffalo Chip Motorcycle and Music Festival

On the heels of one of the most successful festivals yet, The Best Party Anywhere® is off and running with the first announcement for 2019, one of the hottest, country chart-topping musicians of all time!

Sturgis, SD (September 18, 2018) – The 2018 Sturgis Rally is still fresh on the world’s mind, but the “Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®” has already made big plans for 2019. Multiple Grammy Award-winning American Country music icon Keith Urban is bringing his stunning arsenal of no. 1 mega-hits to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, smashing open the gates as never before on an inaugural weekend. This is the first of many block-busting artists the Chip will announce for its world-famous Wolfman Jack Stage lineup August 2-10, 2019. See the announcement video here:

“We wanted to thank everyone who showed up and had the time of their lives at the Buffalo Chip in 2018 and thought there’d be no better way than to drop this huge announcement for 2019 right away,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “Fans are going to go crazy for Keith Urban, and now they’ll have nearly a year to look forward to the show and make their vacation plans.”

Chart-Topping Hits
Urban has generated an impressive catalog of solid hits. “Somebody Like You,” the first single from his second album, “Golden Road,” was named biggest country hit of the 2000s decade by by Billboard. 2004’s album “Be Here” produced three more number one singles and became his highest-selling album, earning a 4× Platinum certification. “Blue Ain’t Your Color” became Urban’s longest-reigning no. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, spending twelve weeks in the position. His tenth and most recent album, “Graffiti U,” was released in 2018 and includes the Top 20 hit “Female” and #1 hit,” Coming Home.”

Of his 47 singles, 22 have scored a no. 1 placement on Billboard’s charts in the U.S.:

  • “But for the Grace of God”
  • “Somebody Like You”
  • “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me”
  • “You’ll Think of Me”
  • “Days Go By”
  • “Making Memories of Us”
  • “Better Life”
  • “You Look Good in My Shirt”
  • “Start a Band”
  • “Sweet Thing”
  • “Only You Can Love Me This Way”
  • “Without You”
  • “Long Hot Summer”
  • “You Gonna Fly”
  • “Little Bit of Everything”
  • “We Were Us”
  • “Somewhere in My Car”
  • “Raise ‘Em Up”
  • “Break on Me”
  • “Wasted Time”
  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
  • “Coming Home”

Urban is also known for his role as a judge on FOX Television’s hit show, “American Idol.” Replacing Steven Tyler, Urban appeared with fellow judges and icons Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez. His reputation as a songwriter, vocalist, musician and virtuoso guitarist has afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with the likes of the Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Steven Tyler, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Vince Gill and Eric Church.

Awards and Accolades
Urban has received four Grammy Awards for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011. Numerous awards from the Academy of Country Music, CMT and the Country Music Association include Top Make Vocalist, Male Vocalist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, Musical Event of the Year, Performance of the Year and more.

The 38th annual Buffalo Chip Motorcycle and Music Festival will open with a pre-rally party July 29 – Aug. 1, 2019, and the official festival dates run Aug. 2-11, 2019. Concerts and races are free with camping. More information and reservations are available at

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About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast, awarded AMA Track of the Year in 2016, American Flat Track Event of the Year and South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner in 2017. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers six stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts and races are free with camping. The Motorcycles as Art exhibitcurated by Michael Lichter showcases the works of the world’s best bike builders. Numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at


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