WATCH: Luke Combs Joins Keith Urban For Surprise Two-Song Performance In Nashville
“This weekend is his weekend off and here he is playing Bridgestone,” Urban shared of Combs.
Luke Combs, Keith Urban; Photo via YouTube
Keith Urban’s The Speed Of Now World Tour rolled through Nashville, Tennessee on Friday evening (Oct. 7) and the country superstar had quite a few surprises for the Bridgestone Arena crowd up his sleeve, including special guest Luke Combs.
Combs first took the stage for a performance of his 2017 chart-topper, “When It Rains It Pours.”
With their guitars in tow, the superstars had fans singing along as they performed the celebratory track together.
“I wanna say two things about Luke,” Urban later shared from the stage. “First of all, I think we’ve got a lot in common. Both of our wives are named Nicole.”
Combs replied, “Very true, Very true.”
“Is it true that she’s named after her?,” Urban asked.
After Combs confirmed that Nicole Combs was in fact named after Nicole Kidman, Urban laughed, “So his wife Nicole is named after my wife Nicole.”
While Nicole Combs wasn’t able to attend the show as she was at home with the couple’s 4-month-old, Tex Lawrence, Nicole Kidman was on hand to support Urban.
“The second thing, this guy is touring everywhere right now. This weekend is his weekend off and here he is playing Bridgestone,” Urban pointed out as they shared a hug.
Next, they joined together to perform Urban and Eric Church’s 2015 duet, “Raise ‘Em Up.”
Urban and Combs traded verses throughout the song.
At one point, Urban changed the lyrics to reflect Combs’ life, singing, “ So, you meet someone/ The only one/ You take her by the hand/ Make a stand/ Make some love/ Buy some land/ And then the four-month-old babies come.”
With a huge smile on his face, Combs raised his hands into the air as the audience applauded.
Keith Urban and Luke Combs then shared a hug before Combs exited the stage.
Urban’s Nashville concert also featured an on-stage appearance by Nicole Kidman, a touching tribute to the late Loretta Lynn, and performances of his biggest hits, including “Kiss A Girl,” “We Were Us,” “Long Hot Summer,” and “Days Go By.”
Urban also performed his new single, “Brown Eyes Baby,” which was released over the summer.
Tyler Hubbard and Ingrid Andress opened the show.
Urban announced The Speed Of Now World Tour earlier this year. At the time, he said he was excited to play some of his new material in a live setting.
“After two years we’re finally gonna get the chance to play some of the new songs we haven’t done live before. We’ll throw in a bunch of the songs that everyone comes to hear, a couple of which we’ll rework a bit, and it’s really gonna be tough to get us off the stage,” he said.
He later revealed that Tyler Hubbard would be joining the fall dates.
“I’m psyched that my brutha Tyler Hubbard is gonna come out and join Ingrid (Andress) and me on the fall leg of my “SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR,” Keith Urban shared in July. “…it’s like some Ocean’s 11 sh#t and it’s gonna be a BLAST!!!!!”
The tour will make stops in various cities, including Atlanta, GA, Savannah, GA, and Knoxville, TN before the U.S. leg of the tour comes to a close on November 5, in St. Paul, MN. Tickets for the remaining dates of The Speed Of Now World Tour are available to purchase HERE.
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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.