Grand Ole Opry Packs Ryman Auditorium For Firsts And LastsKeith Urban's First Performance Since Vocal Sugery, Last Performances On Ryman Stage Before Replacement
During an historic night at the Grand Ole Opry this past Friday, country superstar Keith Urban performed publicly for the first time since his vocal surgery in November, and artists played on the 61-year-old Ryman stage for the final time before it began being replaced the following morning.
The already raucous audience grew even louder with the introduction of Urban, as he played his latest No. 1 single, “Long Hot Summer,” with a string quartet, then went into “Making Memories of Us,” sitting on a monitor at the front of the stage with no amplification for his guitar or microphone. “You Gonna’ Fly” was followed by an encore featuring “Somebody Like You.”
Opry member Steve Wariner was set to close the show, and as he began, he called Urban back on stage to join him on “Let My Guitar Do The Talking,” an Opry moment for the history books.
Urban will be back at the Opry on Fri., March 9 at the Grand Ole Opry House. Additional performers scheduled to appear on the Opry in upcoming weeks include Opry members Wariner, Charlie Daniels Band, Montgomery Gentry, and Josh Turner, as well as special guests Chris Young, Edens Edge, and more. Click here to see the full calendar of shows.
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