Keith Urban Performs Unannounced Drive-In Show For First Responders (VIDEO)
“I’m a musician, I have to play,” said country star Keith Urban after playing an unannounced show for first responders Thursday Night 40 miles East of Nashville at the Stardust Drive-In Movie Theater.
Promoters are experimenting with drive-in shows in Europe, but this is the first coronavirus era performance of its kind in the United States.
“To all of you guys here tonight, for everything that you’ve done, and continue to do, to all of your families, we say thank you – this concert is for all of you,” Urban said as he took to the stage.
Great night tonight with KEITH URBAN in concert! pic.twitter.com/zVtfln6p80
— Stardust Drive-In (@stardustdrivein) May 15, 2020
The private acoustic concert, which lasted over an hour, was set up exclusively for more than 200 doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians and staff from Tennessee’s Vanderbilt Health, part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Throughout the show, the nearly 125 vehicles honked and flashed their headlights in appreciation and support of Urban and each other.
“I did this to say thanks to the healthcare workers who are putting their lives on the line for us every day,” said Urban. “And performing in this environment, with everyone in their cars at a safe distance from one another, seems like an amazing opportunity for everybody to just let go and have fun….and I’m a musician, I HAVE TO PLAY!”