Keith Urban played a killer set on Thursday, June 25 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. It’s hard to tell you what was the best part. The way he makes his guitar sing, his top notch vocals, his connection with his fans and how it was a big anniversary celebration for him and his wife, Nicole Kidman made the night memorable.
Urban displayed his guitar abilities on numerous occasions. Sometimes, he even got carried away, but we weren’t complaining. His fingers wailed on the guitar during hits like ‘Til Summer Comes Around,’ ‘You Look Good In My Shirt’ and ‘Somebody Like You.’ During these times, the crowd went wild with applause.
The most memorable moment of the show was when the audience held up signs, wishing Keith and Nicole a happy 9-year anniversary. “ It’s our anniversary tonight and everyone had signs wishing us a happy anniversary — you have no idea how touching that is. I mean, literally, I was trying to hold tears back — it was so beautiful, they were everywhere,” he says, adding, “We were both so grateful, so thank you very much to everyone who came out tonight and made it magical, celestial and so romantic, it was beautiful.” His face showed much appreciation as he sang the song ‘Without You,’ dedicating it to his wife as she stood side stage being the proud wife that we all would be if we were married to the Australian.
After such a sweet gesture, things were just getting started. There was no more messing around, as Urban slaughtered the stage with his excellent showmanship. When Urban promises a good time, he definitely delivers. He performed for a full 2 hours, playing some of his biggest hits such as, ‘Cop Car,’ ‘Raise Em Up’ and ‘Somewhere In My Car.’ He even took his fans back in time with the song, ‘Where The Blacktop Ends’ from his 1999 self-titled debut.
It was obvious how much the country singer loves his fans by the way he interacted with such grace and love. One fan was given a guitar, and another got to sing ‘Kiss A Girl’ with him on stage. We understand why fans love him so much. He’s never doubted his love for them, and will always go out of his way to show them his appreciation. There was no doubt that Urban was simply there because he loves his fans and he loves music. “I love each and every one of you. Be kind to yourselves going home tonight,’ he ends with as he walks off the stage after an epic encore.
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