Keith Urban joined John Fogerty, creating magic as Urban was able to perform with one of his favorite artists.
A musical dream took place for Keith Urban when he performed with John Fogerty on CMT Crossroads.
On Jan. 19, 2005, Urban and Fogerty performed classic Creedence Clearwater Revival songs, including “Bad Moon Rising” and “Down on the Corner”. They also played Fogerty’s solo song, “Centerfield.”
The two also played a few of Urban’s songs, such as “Days Go By” and “You’ll Think of Me.”
Keith Urban and John Fogerty Join Together
The collaboration ended up making for a lively, upbeat performance of Fogerty’s “Down on the Corner.” The two musicians began easily playing off of one another, obviously enjoying the duet.
A couple of days before the two singer-songwriters performed together, they practiced the songs they would play for the Crossroads show. However, Urban wasn’t worrying too much about his knowledge of Fogerty’s songs.
“I’m fortunate that I know these songs so well. It wasn’t that I had to sit down and really sort of study all the parts,” says Urban, adding, “It’s a lot of fun playing with him. When you’re standing next to the guy who wrote ‘Bad Moon Rising’ — and he’s singing ‘Bad Moon Rising’ — you’re like, ‘Oh, wow. This is pretty damn good right here.'”
Urban first heard Fogerty by listening to his parents’ record collection when he was “very young,” he recalls to CMT.
“The sound of those records … was so just primal. There was so much space in those records and, then, his voice. Nothing sounds like John,” says Urban. “And he doesn’t sound like anybody else. It’s rare when you find those truly unique voices like that.”
Keith wasn’t the only one giving praise. He was receiving it, as well.
“Keith is going to be here a long time because he’s just loaded with talent. Sings great, writes songs and seems to have that radar to work with good people,” said Fogerty. “I just think he’s got it all together, and it’s like a skyrocket just starting. That’s the way I feel about him.”
The two have gone on to collaborate several other times since their initial appearance on CMT Crossroads.