Keith Urban is one of those artists that is just so unpredictable every time he plays a live show. One of the best performers the music industry has to offer, Urban is known for switching things up on each stop of his tour. From playing his biggest hits and showing off his unbelievable guitar skills to bringing out special guests, the country crooner’s Graffiti U World Tour is absolutely stunning.
Hitting the Bridgestone Arena last Friday (August 24), the show kicked off with a fun set from Kelsea Ballerini. During her dynamic set, the Country superstar performed tracks from her acclaimed sophomore album Unapologetically, including the title track, “Roses,” “Miss Me More,” and chart-climbing current single “I Hate Love Songs.” In addition to her GOLD-certified, history-making #1 “Legends,” she also spanned her career-launching PLATINUM-certified, #1 smashes: “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs,” and “Peter Pan,” from her GOLD-certified breakout THE FIRST TIME.
Following Ballerini, it was time for the man of the hour to take the stage. Performing hit after hit during his two and a half hour set, we were in awe of Urban’s entire production.
Keith was super excited to be back in Nashville performing for some of country music’s biggest fans and talented VIPs in the audience by thanking them for coming out to his “hometown” show. In typical Keith Urban fashion, the “Blue Ain’t Your Color” singer went on to bring out some of the biggest special guests he has all tour — his gorgeous wife Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies co-star Reese Witherspoon, rising artist Kassi Ashton (who is featured on his song “Drop Top”), direct support Kelsea Ballerini, and many more. From shredding guitar solos with Atlanta-based duo Larkin Poe to performing “The Fighter” with Carrie Underwood, Urban really brought the show to Music City.
To close out an unforgettable night, Keith performed one of his biggest hits, “Wasted Time,” with the Tennessee State University Marching Band followed by an unimaginable amount of confetti falling form the ceiling.
The GRAFFITI U World Tour is something that you should definitely go see when it heads to your town this year. The concert event is truly unforgettable and shows that Keith is without doubt one of the best entertainers music has to offer.