OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban’s Road Trip Soundtrack Spans Almost Four Decades

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Well, if I wasn’t planning on going to see Keith Urban in concert, I am now. Have you seen this video he put together with his tourmates, Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch? I’ll give you the gist of it here: Urban and Lynch climb into the front seat of an old sedan, and all four members of Little Big Town get in the back seat. The car’s radio is broken, so they decide to make their own music for their road trip. It ranges from a Queen hit from almost 40 years ago to an unreleased tune off Jason Aldean’s latest album. It’s a fun little journey down memory lane. But more than that, it establishes that Urban is definitely bringing some of the best voices in country on tour with him in 2013, when it kicks off in July. Here are the songs they’re singing:

1984 — Wham! “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”
1986 — Bon Jovi, “Livin’ on a Prayer”
1985 — Starship, “We Built This City”
1988 — Poison, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”
1992 — Sir Mix-a-Lot “Baby Got Back”
1983 — Culture Club, “Karma Chameleon”
1975 — Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
2012 — Jason Aldean, “1994”
2011 — LMFAO, “Party Rock Anthem”
1992 — Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog, “Nuthin’ but a ’G’ Thang”
2010 — Rihanna, “Only Girl (In the World)”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.