Keith Urban surprised Nashville with a pop up show on Thursday night (April 13) at the local music club 12th & Porter.
Leading up to the gig, the night was billed as “Little Bit of Everything” on the venue’s website. Urban entertained with more than two hours of live hits and covers including “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” “Without You” and his current single with Carrie Underwood “The Fighter.”
He dedicated “867-5309/Jenny” to his wife Nicole Kidman and covered “Some Days You Gotta Dance” and Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker.”
At one point during the show, he welcomed a fan named Lisa Nicole onstage to sing Miranda Lambert‘s part on “We Were Us.”
At last week’s Grammy on the Hill Awards in Washington DC, Urban was the recipient of the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award for his contributions to the music community and music education programs. The event also recognized Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) for their support of music and the arts. The annual event celebrates America’s cultural institutions of music and the arts and highlights critical issues affecting music creators’ rights.
Urban will perform at several major country music festivals this summer, including the 2017 CMA Music Festival on June 11.