POPULAR country singer and former American Idol judge Keith Urban has moved Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb to tears with his rendition of the hit song To Love Somebody.
The New Zealander said were a huge inspiration to him and that he felt like he had an extra connection with the Gibb brothers as he lived quite close to them.
“They were living about 100 miles from where I grew up with my family and truly, that sort of thing makes your dreams seem a little bit closer,” Urban said.
He was among the musicians who recently performed songs as a tribute to the legendary Bee Gees. Among them were Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Andra Day, Celine Dion, Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett.
Urban stole the show when he performed on the stage of CBS’ Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees special broadcast. He said To Love Somebody was one of the greatest love songs ever written.
“The thing I’m amazed at is how they maintained such quality of songwriting through decades and so many sorts of stylistic changes in music through those periods, and the song craft level was always extraordinary,”he said.
“Also, what they do really well, is that their songs always had very strong chorus structure that anybody could sing to.”