Keith Urban is paying tribute to 2019’s fallen icons.
The country crooner, 52, performed his annual New Year’s Eve tradition of honouring the musicians who died in the past year by debuting a medley of their hits during his NYE show in Nashville.
The seven-minute medley kicked off with Roxette’s “It Must Have Been Love”, which honoured the Swedish band’s singer Marie Fredriksson who died at 61 on Dec. 9, before diving into the Captain & Tenille’s “Love Will Keep Us Together” in honour of the Captain, Daryl Dragon, he then went on to sing “Just Once” for James Ingram and a rendition of 1956’s “Que Sera, Sera” as tribute to Doris Day, who died in May. He finished things off with “I’m a Believer” for The Monkees’ Peter Tork.
He also honoured Florida Georgia Line co-writer Busbee, Cream’s Ginger Baker, Eddie Money and Ric Ocasek.
Closing out 2019 was the fourth consecutive year Urban performed on NYE in Nashville. This year, he brought out Stevie Nicks to perform “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” as well as “Second Hand News” and “Edge of Seventeen”.