WATCH: Keith Urban and Alicia Keys Blow Away Crowd with ‘Gimme Shelter’ Cover in 2007

by Joe Rutland
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Put Keith Urban and Alicia Keys on the same stage, give them a classic from The Rolling Stones and watch the musical magic take place.

This happens back in 2007 when country music singer-songwriter Urban and soul singer-songwriter Keys get together to sing “Gimme Shelter.” Urban and Keys were part of a lineup for “Live Earth: The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis” in East Rutherford, N.J.

In their performance, Keys’ voice soars and reaches those high notes. Keith Urban provides a good fill-in voice for Mick Jagger’s lead vocals, too.

“Gimme Shelter” is the first track off of The Rolling Stones‘ 1969 album “Let It Bleed.” Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards share songwriting credit. The song stands the test of time both for the band and rock music fans, too.

Sit back and enjoy Urban and Keys performing this classic song.

Keith Urban Celebrates Highlights Of His Life

These days, Keith Urban is a happy man. He has a thriving career, is married to a movie star, and is a proud father of two daughters.

The country star talked about a few highlights of his life in an interview on the “Storme Warren Podcast” on SiriusXM.

One is meeting Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, whom he married in 2006. Kidman helped Urban, 53, overcome serious drug addiction.

Urban also points to the birth of his children Rose, in 2008, and Faith Margaret in 2010.

He says that being welcomed in Nashville matters a lot. Keith Urban was part of the band The Ranch, which released a self-titled album in 1997. However, he eventually left the group to pursue his solo career.

In 1999, he released a self-titled album which includes the No. 1 hit “But for the Grace of God.” His acceptance in Nashville became even more evident in 2001 as he earns Top New Male Vocalist honors at the CMA Awards.

Alicia Keys Joins Tim McGraw In Christmas Duet

A few years ago, Keys joined up with Tim McGraw and they sang a version of John Lennon’s classic “So This Is Christmas.”

McGraw and Keys appear on a 2009 episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and performed this classic number.

“It doesn’t get any cooler than this,” Winfrey said as she introduced the singers. “We’ve got a country music headliner and soul-filled, 12-time Grammy winner …”

The pair then perform an uplifting cover of the anti-war anthem.

Keys has put together quite a career for herself. She has won 15 Grammy Awards, is a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Her main focus outside of music surrounds fighting HIV and AIDS around the world.

H/T: CMT

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