Keith Urban welcomes Kayley Green, Luke Combs in “Broadway to the Big Time” themed Nashville Show
Keith Urban has never been one to hate the spotlight. He's been on and off the Australian version of The Voice, is married to superstar actress Nicole Kidman, and is currently on his 13th headlining tour with "The Speed of Now Tour."
In addition to his originally announced opener of Ingrid Andress, he graciously brought on a late add with the newly "single" Tyler Hubbard, previously the lead singer of the hit duo Florida Georgia Line. The tour hits a massive 80 different venues from April to December, but October 7th in Nashville was definitely one Keith had circled, and he certainly wasn't afraid to incorporate more late adds.
Urban themed this show at Bridgestone Arena, "Broadway to the Big Time", bringing on a cover band singer who takes the stages of Lower Broadway, as well as a superstar that headlines Nissan Stadium. He first introduced Kayley Green, a Nashville artist who typically finds her and her band playing at The Stage, and Whiskey Row Nashville. Kayley sang Martina McBride's "Independence Day", and also did a marvelous duet with Keith, singing Keith and Miranda Lambert's "We Were Us".
Kayley has since been interviewed on SiriusXM The Highway and talked to Storme Warren, saying "it was the best birthday of her life" and that she "almost lost her mind" when she got the call. She mentioned that she didn't even know who the other special guest was going to be.
Well, that superstar addition was none other than Luke Combs. Luke sang his classic, "When it Rains It Pours", and then joined Urban for a duet, singing the Keith and Eric Church song, "Raise 'Em Up". Luke and his wife just gave birth to their first child, Tex, four months ago, and in addition, Luke didn't have any shows that weekend. So as usual, Keith was extremely appreciative on Instagram:
"@lukecombs thank you sooooo much for coming out to sing a couple of songs with us on your weekend off !!! We love ya."
In the middle of the show, Keith joked with Luke and the crowd that Luke's wife Nicole is actually named after his own wife Nicole. Luke obviously went along with the joke, and went on to say that his wife had to stay back home for "baby time". These two are obviously great friends, in addition to tremendous performers.
Urban had a show for the books. He also gave a heartwarming tribute to Loretta Lynn, and had performances all over the arena. We'll see what other surprises Keith has in store for the rest of this year on stage, as he gets prepared to head back to his neck of the woods, kicking off an Australian leg of the tour starting December 1st.
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