On Tuesday (September 14th), country superstar Keith Urban took to his Instagram to share a video of him performing Lean on Me with singer-songwriter Breland. The song was notably done to help Loretta Lynn with her flood relief efforts.
“lean on me 🙏 if you’d still like to donate, you can text TNFLOODRELIEF to 44321. We love you @lorettalynnofficial!!” Keith Urban captioned the video, which features him playing the piano and singing with Breland while Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman listened contently.
Breland commented on Urban’s post by writing, “So good singing with you! And for such a great cause 🙏🏾”
Lorette Lynn is currently seeking donations for those affected by the recent Tennessee floods. She held a special event on Monday called “Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising Livestream.” Urban is notably part of the fundraising efforts.
Keith Urban Opens Up About Why He is So Dedicated to Helping Others
During a 2018 interview with All Access, Keith Urban shared more details about why helping others is just so important to him.
“When I was 10, our family’s house burned down. We lost everything. I remember a couple of things that happened; the first was the Red Cross. And I believe it was Goodwill. Both stepped up and gave us some clothes.”
Keith Urban further recalled that the other big thing that impacted him was when he was a member of a country music club. “They put on this fundraiser for us at somebody’s house. I remember they couldn’t sell beer because they would’ve needed a license. So the beer was free with suggested donations of $2 a bottle.”
Urban stated he saw the “real” community spirit in action at a very young age and it always stayed with him. The country singer is well known for his philanthropy.
Urban Receives an CRS Humanitarian Award For His Philanthropy Work
Keith Urban is so well known for his charity work, he was even honored with the 2016 CRS Humanitarian Award. Lady A presented the award at the time, with bandmate, Dave Haywood, stated, “Most of [Urban’s charity] efforts we’ll never know. Because he’s that humble. He’s a true humanitarian from the depths of his being.”
In his speech, Urban thanked Kidman and spoke about her charity efforts.
“I’m just extremely grateful that I’ve been able to bring a spotlight to causes that mean something to us.”
Urban has notably granted some wishes from Make-a-Wish, made a generous donation to the Navy Seal Foundation. He also supports St. Jude’s as well as Stand up to Cancer and the Salvation Army. The country superstar also made a guitar line with a portion of the proceeds from the guitars going to music charities, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and The Grammy Foundation.