The widow of the late Chris Cornell took to Instagram to thank Keith Urban Monday after he paid tribute to the musician at a New Year’s Eve gig in Nashville.
Urban, 50, played some of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” at the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight event and Cornell’s widow Vicky was quick to express her gratitude.
She shared a clip of Urban singing the much-loved track and thanked him for the “beautiful tribute.”
The performance comes after Cornell committed suicide in May, aged 52.
Urban also sampled an array of other songs from artists we lost in 2017 during Sunday’s show.
The country singer performed a bit of “Midnight Rider” in honour of the late Allman Brothers star Gregg Allman, before he went on to belt out Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” and Don Williams’ “Tulsa Time.”
He also sang Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman,” Montgomery Gentry’s “My Town” for Troy Gentry, and AC/DC’s “Back in Black” in honour of guitarist Malcolm Young.
Urban then closed the heartwarming set with Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’.”