Keith Urban’s Nashville fans were in for a treat this past weekend when Urban announced that a special guest would be making an appearance later in the evening. The surprise was none other than Mr. Eric Church and together, the two treated fans to a joint performance of “Record Year.”
First, Keith started playing the opening guitar part to Church’s chart-topping single. Then, in his signature sunglasses, Eric Church walked on stage and the Bridgestone Arena crowd went wild. “Record Year” is on Church’s album Mr. Misunderstood, which recently took home Album of the Year at the CMA Awards.
Watch their electric performance in the video below.
Because so many country artists reside in middle Tennessee, there is always a good chance that they will make appearances at each other’s Nashville shows. It makes sense for chart-toppers to share the stage because they often share the same fan bases. Also, many of them, like Keith and Urban, are good friends.
“And Eric Church – you’re a bad ass, man. And a great friend. Thank you for coming in and singing tonight,” Urban stated on his Facebook page after the show.
According to Music Row Magazine, the two also performed their “Raise ‘Em Up” duet while on stage together. Openers Maren Morris and Brett Eldredge also returned during Keith’s set to perform again as well. For all upcoming Ripcord tour dates, visit Keith Urban’s official website.