Keith Urban, the popular country singer from New Zealand, blew everyone’s mind when he performed his version of the song “To Love Somebody” as a tribute to the Bee Gees on the stage of CBS’ “Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees” show. You may have missed the show, but the video is here and you’ll want to see it.
(Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage)Before he began his tribute to the band, Keith Urban shared with his audience that the Bee Gees had always been a huge inspiration to him. He revealed that he actually lived rather close to the Gibb brothers and that made him feel like he had an extra, special connection to them. He said that growing up, they lived about 100 miles apart and that it made his dreams seem closer.
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A lot of other artists that were in attendance also performed tribute songs to the Bee Gees. These artists include Ed Sheeran, Celine Dion, Demi Lovato, Thomas Rhett, Andra Day, and Kelsea Ballerini.
But among these many talented artists, Keith Urban certainly stole the show when he performed on that stage.
Urban claims that the song “To Love Somebody” is one of the greatest love songs ever made. When you see Keith Urban’s performance of the song, it’s easy to see why. “To Love Somebody;” was originally written by Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. The song was released in 1967. This song reached the Top 20 in the US music charts just after its release.
Keith Urban gushes about the Bee Gees, speaking of his amazement in how they managed to maintain their great quality of songwriting throughout the decades and through the many stylistic changes in music during that time. He says that their level of song crafting was always extraordinary. It’s clear that he admires them, not only in the way that he speaks of them, but also in the way that he performs his tribute of their song.
Check out this video and a teaser to the show including John Travolta:
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