Keith Urban's tribute to '70s band the Bee Gees gets all the stars standing

Keith Urban’s tribute to ’70s band the Bee Gees gets all the stars standing

The Bee Gees shot to fame in the 70s writing the soundtrack to cult movie Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta.

The three Gibb brothers Maurice, Robin and Barry were born in England and moved to Australia when they were teenagers.

They became a powerhouse of 70s hits and most of us can’t think of music from that era without one of their songs coming to mind.

Selling more than 120 million albums worldwide they became a household name and their distinctive sound lives on today.

Sadly Maurice, who was lead vocalist, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in 2003 at just 53 years old. Then in 2012 Robin died of liver and kidney failure and Barry became the only surviving member.

A star-studded event was held to pay tribute to the legendary trio and featured artists such as Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Andra Day, Celine Dion, Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett.

But one performer stole the show when he performed “To Love Somebody” with Barry sitting in the front row and received a standing ovation.

Country music star and husband of actress Nicole Kidman Keith Urban sang the 1967 Bee Gees’ hit at a special CBS broadcast called “Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees.”

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The New Zealand-born star stole the show with his performance which seemed to leave the surviving Gibb brother mesmerized.

As the camera pans the stars sitting in the audience they are all caught singing along to the song, transfixed on the performer, who now lives with wife Nicole and their two daughters on a farm in Nashville.


Urban is clearly a fan of the talented trio telling  Recording Academy Grammy Awards: “The thing I’m amazed at is how they maintained such quality of songwriting through decades and so many stylistic changes in music through those periods. And the songcraft level was always extraordinary.”

Watch this chilling performance in the clip below.

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Posted by US 106.1 Real Country on Sunday, April 16, 2017

Such a beautiful tribute from such a talented star honoring this legendary group. They will be missed but their music will live on.

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