Ok... I'm poor, and I haven't gotten the DVD yet. But CMT is playing an abbreviated version of it, and I now have to go get it, based on one song. Well, the others are great, too, but You'll Think of Me is incredible. He puts so much emotion into that song, and this is his best version of it. He almost sounds like he's about to cry at the end.
I also love all the crazy stuff he does during You Look Good In My Shirt. Signing autographs, pulling someone up and taking a picture of the two of them while he's singing... and his interaction with the other guitarist is great, too. He's one of the best performers I've ever seen. Bands these days tend to get a little boring, especially some of the stuff I listen to (technical metal, where the instrumentalists are playing stuff so complicated, they rarely take their eyes off their instruments, much less move around). Keith is nothing like that. He puts on a show, and a darn good one.
Grand Ole Opry and Great American Country Join Forces for Hurricane Relief Effort Special Sept. 27 Event Will Be Simulcast Live on GAC as well as Sister Networks DIY Network and FINE LIVING The Sept. 27 event, to be held at the Grand Ole Opry House, will begin at 8 p.m. ET. GAC will broadcast live from the event starting at 9 p.m. ET.
Among the growing list of artists scheduled to appear are Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Alison Krauss, Craig Morgan, Marty Stuart, Julie Roberts, and Billy Currington.
The commercial-free television event will include appearances and performances by country music artists who will raise awareness for The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and urge contributions from GAC viewers in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that caused catastrophic damage throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Profits from the show’s ticket sales will also benefit the Red Cross. ( More info..Collapse )
Multi-platinum artist Keith Urban has captivated audiences around the world with his astonishing live performances and is now set to release his first ever concert DVD Livin’ Right Now on September 27th. The two-hour DVD concert features a virtual ‘greatest hits’ of Urban’s music including all six of his #1 singles. “Days Go By” and “Making Memories Of Us,” from his double platinum album Be Here, as well as his record breaking #1 “Somebody Like You,” “You’ll Think Of Me,” “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me” and more are all included on Livin’ Right Now. In addition to the 18 songs, the DVD also features behind the scenes footage including Urban at sound check and personal perspectives from Urban about his music.
Shot last year in Los Angeles during Urban’s two-night stint at the Wiltern Theater, the DVD features a powerhouse team of creative professionals including director Jim Gable, whose credits include live concerts for Sting, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie, and Chris Hicky, who served as the project’s co-editor. Hicky has directed videos with Urban including “Making Memories of Us.” Livin’ Right Now is filmed in high definition and is available in 5.1 surround sound.
Also featured on Livin’ Right Now is the first and only commercial audio release of Urban’s rendition of Billy Thorpe’s “Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy)” featured in the GAP fall campaign “Favorites.” Livin’ Right Now gives fans the full live experience, including three songs filmed at sound check, as well as an elaborate photo ‘hut’ with numerous exclusive live shots.
Members of Urban’s fan club Monkeyville will get a passport stamp when they purchase a DVD. These stamps can then be redeemed for a chance to win prizes including concert flyaways, free or discounted merchandise and access to front row tickets. Additional information on Monkeyville is also included on the DVD.
Track listing: These Are The Days Days Go By Better Life Raining On Sunday You Won You're My Better Half Blacktop Grace Of God The Hard Way Making Memories Of Us Jeans On You'll Think Of Me She's Gotta Be You Look Good In My Shirt Free Fallin' Somebody Like You Tonight I Wanna Cry Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me These Are The Days
Sound Check segment: You're Not Alone Tonight Don't Shut Me Out Homespun Love
Now you can see Keith bigger than life on the side of the Mondrian Hotel in LA, advertising Gap jeans. Something tells us that there will be an increase in traffic and accidents while this banner is up! -KeithUrban.net
I believe there's also an ad with him in the September issue of VOGUE magazine!
I'm desperately seeking some help from anyone who might be going to the concert in Washington on September 10th.
I've just managed to get a ticket (which I wanted more than..... like - anything. EVER.)
But now I've hit a huge obstacle. I can't use it unless I can figure out how to get to and from the venue. And that's turning out not to be a small issue. AT ALL.
I live in Seattle and I don't own a car (or know anyone here who could/would drive me - already (seriously) exhausted that possibility). The Gorge is three hours away from here and out in the huge middle of NOWHERE. I've Googled everything in the world I could think of trying to figure out if there's any buses or anything that would go there, but I haven't been able to find anything.
I can't believe a place that draws that many people all the time has no mass transit way to get there. I really never even saw that coming.
(Now I could have a ticket but no way to use it?! *thumps her head on her desk and cries* )