Country singer Keith Urban showed everybody just how versatile and skilled he is by absolutely crushing the hit song “To Love Somebody” during a Bee Gees tribute performance.
Before he began his performance, Urban revealed that the Bee Gees were a very important and huge inspiration to him. The New Zealand native also revealed that he felt an extra connection with the Gibb brothers because of their proximity as he was growing up.
“They were living about 100 miles from where I grew up with my family and truly, that sort of thing makes your dreams seem a little bit closer,” Urban said.
Apart from Urban, there were also other artists who were present to pay tribute to the legendary Bee Gees during CBS’ “Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees” special broadcast. Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Andra Day, Celine Dion, Kelsea Ballerini, and Thomas Rhett were among the musicians who were present.
But no one could doubt that it was Keith Urban who definitely stole the show with his rendition of “To Love Somebody” and it was evident with the rousing applause and standing ovation at the end of his performance.
Urban calls the song one of the greatest love songs ever written.And when it’s performed by a master musician, the effect is just magical.
Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees wrote “To Love Somebody” and was released in 1967. It was in the Top 20 in the US music charts soon after its release.
“The thing I’m amazed at is how they maintained such quality of songwriting through decades and so many sorts of stylistic changes in music through those periods, and the songcraft level was always extraordinary”, Urban gushed.