Keith Urban took to the stage at the Stardust Drive-In Theatre outside of Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday to perform a special set for frontline healthcare workers battling the Covid-19 crisis.
The Coming Home hitmaker star performed the unique show for frontline workers tackling the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., and told the crowd as he hit the stage: “To all of you guys here tonight, for everything that you’ve done, and continue to do, to all of your families, we say thank you – this concert is for all of you.”
The private, unannounced show, which lasted over an hour, was set up exclusively for more than 200 doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, and staff from Vanderbilt Health, part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which has 140 locations throughout Tennessee and surrounding states.
Over 100 workers, each isolated in their own vehicle, showed up, honking their horns and flashing their lights throughout the performance.
“I did this to say thanks to the healthcare workers who are putting their lives on the line for us every day,” said Urban, according to a press release. “And performing in this environment, with everyone in their cars at a safe distance from one another, seems like an amazing opportunity for everybody to just let go and have fun… and I’m a musician, I HAVE TO PLAY!”
Urban, alongside Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans, is also billed to appear via livestream on the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, in the latest of the iconic country music venue’s virtual shows.