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It isn’t uncommon to run into Keith Urban at any number of coffee shops or sushi bars in Nashville, but the downtown honky-tonks?
That’s exactly where he was last night when he embarked on the unofficial Honky Tonk Tour, starting out at Cumberland Park and hitting three different and iconic clubs on Nashville’s historic Lower Broadway.
Keith began at the new park that lines Tennessee’s Cumberland River, where he kicked off the show with “Long Hot Summer.” He also invited label mate Eric Church onstage to perform their duet, “Raise ’Em Up,” from Keith’s upcoming album, Fuse.
Making his way through the throngs of friends and fans in attendence, he then headed to the first of three venues, which included Legends Corner, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and The Stage, playing four different songs in each of the venues, including his newest No. 1, “Little Bit of Everything,” and tunes from his album such as “Good Thing” and “Even the Stars Fall 4 U.”
He even pulled off a big surprise for the more than 3,000 in attendence when his pal, Aerosmith frontman and American Idol judge Steven Tyler, joined him onstage at his second stop—Tootsie’s. The pair performed ZZ Top’s “LeGrange” before launching into one of Aerosmith’s signature hits, “Walk This Way.”
And don’t think Keith Urban was just there to show off his new music.
He spent plenty of time doling out autographs and hugs to the miles of fans who endured the warm temperatures and crowds to catch a glimpse of their favorite Aussie country star.