Courtlin Experiences Her First Keith Urban Show [VIDEO]
Spoiler alert: it was MAGNIFICENT.
We don't typically go to concerts on Thursday nights (for obvious reasons), but we were NOT about to miss last night's line-up at The iWireless Center in Moline. Maren Morris, Brett Eldredge, and Keith Urban all played in one spectacular show, and it was everything I hoped it would be and more.
Let's start with Maren Morris. This is the first time I've ever seen an opening act and known every single world to every single song. I'm sure everyone on the planet has heard "My Church," but if you haven't listened to the rest of her debut album Hero, what the frickety frack have you been waiting for?! It's easily my favorite album of 2016. This chick has a voice that will blow you away, and on top of that she's totally adorable. Meeting her was a surreal experience for me, which means I definitely looked like a psychopath when I opened my mouth. I basically babbled on for a few minutes about how much her album means to me and how I feel like she somehow accidentally wrote it about my life. I was 100% sincere, but that's usually when I look the craziest. Plus I got to meet her white German Shepherd, June, who is the most majestic looking creature EVER.
Unfortunately, I missed the majority of Brett Eldredge's performance due to the Maren meet & greet, and I missed the Brett meet & greet due to the Keith meet & greet, but I ended up spending $35 on a Bedhead Jams t-shirt that I couldn't afford, so I feel like that makes up for it a little bit.
Ok, let's get down to it. KEITH. FREAKING. URBAN. First of all, we were all very pleasantly surprised when we got to do the Keith Urban "backstage experience." What's that? Well, I'm glad you asked! About 25 of us were led into a room with free food and a little stage, and there we got to enjoy a private performance from Keith. He came out and played an acoustic version of "Wasted Time," and then did a little Q&A with the audience. Next to Garth, Keith is the friendliest, most down-to-earth artist I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. He was so genuine and kind that I wasn't even nervous when I went up to hug him.
I have to say, my expectations for Keith's performance were very high because of things I've heard from past concert-goers, and I was not let down. His show was entertaining, high-energy, and included a lot of audience interaction, which I absolutely love. My favorite moments were when he brought a newlywed couple up on stage to slow dance to "Making Memories of Us," and when he and Brett had a little bit of fun with one of the on-stage cameras on the alternate stage. He was hilarious, endearing, and MAN, can he shred on that guitar! My favorite song of his is "Cop Car," so I took a little video of the performance so I could enjoy it forever:
Thank you Keith, Brett, and Maren, for an incredible night in Moline! It was totally worth the 3 hours of sleep I got last night :)