Keith Urban Shares Feelings after Performing His First Live Concert in 2 Months
Keith Urban has played the first live concert in over two months in honor of first responders working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keith Urban performed for free at an unannounced concert at the Stardust Drive-in, an outdoor cinema in Watertown, Tennessee.
The country star played for around 200 doctors, nurses, and emergency technicians from Vanderbilt University Medical Centre.
The concert was the first one in over two months that was performed live and in person during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He had been moved to plan the show to give first responders a chance to escape the tireless work they have been doing during the pandemic, saying,
“To all of you guys here tonight, for everything that you’ve done, and continue to do, to all your families, we say thank you – this concert is for all of you.”
To ensure that social distancing was upheld, concert-goers stayed in their cars at a safe distance from each other.
The invite-only show was the first time a live concert had taken place during a pandemic and first responders showed their appreciation by honking their car horns.
Keith opened the show with Jeff Linsenmaier on keyboard
This is not the first time Urban has gone out of his way to support frontline-staff - he also held an Instagram Live show from his guitar warehouse at home.
Keith opened the show with Jeff Linsenmaier on the keyboard and his wife Nicole Kidman as their only fan. He said,
”We thought we’d just set this up and stream it tonight, mostly because I was supposed to be playing tonight, and I just thought it would be nice to be able to play to anyone.”
Keith started the show with “Somebody Like You” making the lyrics a little more COVID-19 relevant with, “it sure feels good to be playing live music for you in Instagram tonight.”
The half-hour concert featured vocals from Kidman and Carrie Underwood on “The Fighter” as well as “God Whispered Your Name.”
The "karaoke" session was Urban's way of bringing some entertainment to his fans who were stuck inside due to social distancing restrictions.
Hopefully, other artists will catch on to this novel way of performing, at least until things have gone back to normal.
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