Details on Keith Urban’s Five-Song Tribute to Legends We Lost in 2016

From "Hallelujah" to "Purple Rain"

If Keith Urban had had all night, and his New Year’s Eve medley was twice as long, I’ll bet he would’ve thrown in a few more songs from some of the other artists we lost this year.

Maybe he would’ve done a bit of “September” from Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White, some “Father Figure” from George Michael and a little bit of “Lucky Man” as a tribute to the late Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, both from Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

But the five-song medley Urban did come up with in downtown Nashville was a powerful tribute to the biggest musical legends who passed away in 2016. It was part of his performance at the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight New Year’s Eve Celebration, and his wife Nicole Kidman even joined him to share vocals — and dance around the mic a little — during the second half of the tribute.

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