The first time I saw Keith Urban in concert was at the Mohegan Sun sometime around 1999. He played the Wolf Den. Can you imagine? But he was up and coming at the time, and boy did he deliver. With maybe only one CD out he spent a fair amount of time doing covers - the Stones and Tom Petty among them. So it doesn't necessarily come as a surprise to me what he pulls off here in this medley.
Urban will be back at the Mohegan Sun - in the arena, where he's played EVER since - for "A Concert for Recovery" on November 17. The 4-time Grammy Award winner is headlining this opioid awareness concert that sees Connecticut REALTORS, iHeartMedia and WTNH coming together to combat the epidemic. Every day, at least two people in Connecticut die from an opioid overdose.
Proceeds from the concert will be donated by the CT Realtors to the CT Realtors Foundation to provide charitable grants to organizations in Connecticut addressing the opioid crisis.
In this video, which Urban shot at his home, the guitarist extraordinaire rips through six great tunes via a medley dedicated to fantastic artists that we lost in one year. You'll hear George Michael, Leonard Cohen ("Hallelujah" will give you chills), Glenn Fry (totally Urban's wheelhouse), a guttural portion of David Bowie's "Heroes," Merle Haggard, and, finally, some Prince.