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Keith Urban Gets Bluesy With Buddy Guy

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When Country Weekly caught up with Keith Urban shortly after his We’re All for the Hall benefit concert in Nashville in April, he was raving about seeing blues great Buddy Guy perform at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.

“I love Buddy,” Keith said. “He has an album coming out and he has a song he wants me to do, and I’m trying to figure out how to do that in the midst of all the other stuff.”

Clearly, Keith found the time. On July 30, Buddy will release a double album, Rhythm & Blues, featuring, you guessed it, a special appearance by Keith. The guitar slingers team up on the song “One Day Away.”

But Keith isn’t the only special guest on the 76-year-old bluesman’s project. Kid Rock also pops up, along with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, and rising blues star Gary Clark Jr.

Buddy’s album doesn’t mark the first time he and Keith have teamed up. In 2009, the pair performed with B.B. King and John Mayer on the Grammy Awards.

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