KEITH URBAN YOUTUBE FANS HELP URBAN AND CO-WRITER RICHARD MARX TO PERFORM “LONG HOT SUMMER”
KEITH URBAN YOUTUBE FANS HELP URBAN AND CO-WRITER RICHARD MARX TO PERFORM “LONG HOT SUMMER” AT ‘SUMMER-THEMED’ CELEBRATION OF HIS 13th #1 SONG
BMI Nashville played host to the celebration of Keith Urban’s 13th #1 single, “Long Hot Summer,” his third from his latest CD Get Closer. The ‘summer-themed’ party, for which attendees were asked to wear their best summer garb, featured a special performance of the song by Urban and co-writer Richard Marx, along with two “YouTube” fans, who Urban invited to Nashville.
Twenty-three year old vocalist/guitarist, Patrick Woolam of Kansas City, Missouri and nineteen year old guitarist, Leslie Strong of Hazard, Kentucky were hand selected by Urban after he saw the two musicians’ performance of the “Long Hot Summer” on YouTube. Check out Patrick and Leslie’s YouTube videos and go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl_e6Is-sh0 to see a video of their performance with Urban.
“I started playing guitar when I was about 14 years old,” said Strong. “Music is everything for me - my release, my comfort, my communication. The thing I like the most about Keith is, of course, his guitar playing. I've never heard anyone else in country music that plays the way he does.”
“I’ve been a musician for fourteen years and Keith has been a huge influence of mine, not only as a guitarist but as a vocalist,” said Woolam. “I have followed the videos on KeithUrban.net for quite a while and you can see through many of those videos what a genuinely great guy he is. He truly loves and cares about his fans.
Urban recently released the fourth single from Get Closer, “You Gonna Fly,” along with the song’s music video which Urban said was created as “a huge thank you to all the fans that came out to the shows and made it so insanely fun night after night”. “You Gonna Fly” is currently #7 on the Billboard/BDS chart and #6 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart marking Urban’s 27th Top 10 (including 13 #1s).
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