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Keith Urban dazzles the crowd at Fleetwood Mac tribute

He is one of the world’s biggest country music stars.

And Keith Urban joined a diverse range of artists paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac on Friday in New York City, for the annual MusiCares Person Of The Year event.

The 50-year-old covered the iconic band’s hits alongside Lorde, HAIM, John Legend, OneRepublic, Harry Styles and more during the Radio City Music Hall show.

 

Electric: Keith Urban joined a diverse range of artists paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac on Friday in New York City, for the annual MusiCares Person Of The Year event

Dressed in a charcoal grey sweater baring a hint of his chest tattoo, light blue jeans and dusty work boots, Keith dazzled the audience with the hit ‘Second Hand News’.

He showed off his moves with an electric performance that included kicking his legs in the air and vibrantly shuffling across the stage as the band joined in behind him.

In an earlier statement, Keith said Fleetwood Mac ‘were big influences’ on his career in country music, their 1977 album Rumours in particular.

Rock star: Dressed in a charcoal grey sweater baring a hint of his chest tattoo, light denim jeans and dusty work boots, Keith dazzled the audience with his omnipresent guitar

Rock star: Dressed in a charcoal grey sweater baring a hint of his chest tattoo, light denim jeans and dusty work boots, Keith dazzled the audience with his omnipresent guitar

Dynamic: He showed off his moves with an electric performance that included kicking his legs in the air and vibrantly shuffling across the stage as the band joined in behind him

Dynamic: He showed off his moves with an electric performance that included kicking his legs in the air and vibrantly shuffling across the stage as the band joined in behind him

‘[Rumours] had a big impact on me and Lindsey Buckingham’s guitar playing had a big influence on me, too,’ he described.

‘I was obsessed with whoever was playing on this record and got to listen to a lot of Lindsey over the years, so it’s a big honor to now be part of MusiCares,’ he added.

In addition to Keith, a wide variety of tribute artists including his fellow New Zealand-born star Lorde, Juanes, Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons took part in the medley. 

'[Rumours] had a big impact on me and Lindsey Buckingham’s guitar playing had a big influence on me, too,' he described of his affection for Fleetwood Mac

‘[Rumours] had a big impact on me and Lindsey Buckingham’s guitar playing had a big influence on me, too,’ he described of his affection for Fleetwood Mac

After his performance, Nashville-based Keith watched while Fleetwood Mac were honoured at the charity foundation gala. 

The band was heralded for their ‘significant creative accomplishments and their longtime support of a number of charitable causes,’ according to a statement.

‘[This is] including MusiCares, the premier safety net of critical resources for the music industry,’ it continued.

Fan: After his performance, Nashville-based Keith watched while Fleetwood Mac were honoured at the charity foundation gala. Pictured with band member Christine McVie

Fan: After his performance, Nashville-based Keith watched while Fleetwood Mac were honoured at the charity foundation gala. Pictured with band member Christine McVie



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