Sunday, October 9, 2011
Like I stated before, Keith Urban is my absoulte favorite musician. I believe he is one of the most talented singers, song writers and guitar players in country music. He has been through a lot in his life and he, like most musicians, express those emotions through song writing. His songs appeal to a wide audience, not just country.
Keith was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia. He started playing the guitar when he was six years old. Keith struggled severely with alcoholism in his younger years. When he moved to Nashville, TN to become a country singer, his life started to turn around. After reading and hearing about the struggles he has been through, it made me like him even more. One main reason was because he could openly talk about his problem. That is a big, and hard step for a lot of people. Especially being in the public eye 24/7.
This past summer I went to my very first concert. The lovely person that my mother is, surprised me with Keith Urban concert tickets for my birthday. Being in the arena and seeing him go from being so upbeat and bubbly and entertaining the crowd like no other, to switching the mood and pouring his heart out while singing "Stupid Boy", "You'll Think of Me" and "Nobody Drinks Alone". It was unbelievable. You could feel his emotions like none other, when he sang those songs. Yeah all the other songs were amazing, but these three songs must mean so much to him. You could obviously tell they were about someone he truly cared about. It gave my goosebumps. I feel like i can relate to a lot of his songs. Whether I can personally, or be reminded of a person that i care a lot about. His music makes me appreciate him as a successful artist and very more importantly, as a person. Because at the end of the day, he is human and experiences and goes through the same things as everyone else.