Video-Keith Urban Pays Tribute to Musicians Who Died in 2016 

Posted: 5:48 am Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

By Staff Writer

Keith Urban played at the Nashville New Years Eve concert, Saturday night and he took the time to put together a medley of songs written and performed by some of the greatest musicians to ever exist. All of them have passed away this year and it was quite the tribute. It featured pieces of songs from Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Glenn Frey’s “Take It Easy,” David Bowie’s “Heroes,” and Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried,” with Prince’s “Purple Rain” closing the medley. Keith’s wife, Nicole Kidman, even danced on stage next to him at one point during the medley performance. You can just tell these people effected and influenced Urban in a way that inspires everyone else.