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Let Us hope that 2017 will not be as heartbreaking a year when it comes to losing more of our favourite musicians. As last year drew to a close, Keith Urban took the stage on December 31st at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park for a rain-soaked New Year’s Eve concert that included a six-minute performance paying homage to the music legends who died in 2016.

Hours later, Urban, who had been accompanied onstage by wife Nicole Kidman, filmed an intimate, solo acoustic performance of the medley from the comfort of his own home. The medley incorporates George Michael’s “Careless Whisper,” Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and the Eagles’ “Take It Easy,” co-written by the group’s Glenn Frey, who died last January. Urban also reinvents David Bowie’s “Heroes,” Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried” and Prince’s epic song “Purple Rain.”
Keith Urban is nominated for three awards at the February 12th Grammys: Best Country Album (Ripcord) and Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song (“Blue Ain’t Your Color”). The singer-guitarist currently has a number of festival appearances booked for the spring of 2017.

Keith’s acoustic tribute to some of the artists we lost in 2016, In order, George Micheal, Leonard Cohan, Glenn Frey (The Eagles), David Bowie, Merle Haggard and Prince.