Country Star Keith Urban performs private, drive-in concert for Nashville Covid-19 frontline workers


Country star Keith Urban shared a special treat for frontline workers in Nashville.

The 52-year-old along with two other musicians played a private concert of their hit songs — old school, on a flatbed truck in front of about just over a hundreds cars on Thursday night.

Urban played the Stardust Drive-In movie theater, just under 50 miles east of Nashville, Tennessee, for a crowd of hundreds of medical workers from Vanderbilt Health.

“It’s like glorified karaoke,” Urban smiled.

Since coronavirus outbreak, Urban hadn’t played a live show after February. Urban explained it took him and his promoter Live Nation about a month to plan this surprise drive-in concert.  Now more drive-in concerts are currently being planned throughout the country.

“All the cars are tilted forward so they’ve all got a great view and you’ve got this freakin’ killer video wall behind the stage,” said Urban.

During the hour-plus show, Urban played his hits, including “Blue Ain’t Your Color” and “The Fighter,” and also played new songs off his upcoming record “The Speed of Now, Part 1.”

Urban said the thrill of playing live again was amazing. He asked the health care workers to send him selfies of themselves, which he put on the screen behind him.

“There would just be a random lights flashing out there, then a horn and a cheer over there, and then I realized it was all these people popping up on screen behind me,” he said.

Urban said that he wanted to thank all the health care workers who have been on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Walking on stage, it was just huge gratitude, particularly for that audience last night,” said Urban.