Keith Urban Covers Miranda Lambert Hit

"Bear With Me," He Asks

Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry is the place where so much country music magic happens. Like Keith Urban, armed with just a guitar, covering Miranda Lambert‘s “Vice.”

And even apologizing because it was the first time he’d done it before.

“I’m gonna play you a snippet of a song that I love at the moment,” Urban says before he starts singing.

“I’ve never played this, so Miranda, bear with me. But this is a great song, even if it is weird that the guy is holding shoes in his hand at 7 a.m.,” he says before he starts singing.

The song — one Lambert wrote with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne — was nominated for two Grammys this year, and is up for three Academy of Country Music Awards.

Lambert must approve of Urban’s cover, because she retweeted the Opry’s video to all her fans and followers.

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