Keith Urban Hops Fence to Meet Surprised Fans
Fans who waited all day in the pouring rain outside Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, hoping to at least get a glimpse of their favorite country star going into the show (never mind to get the chance to say hello or get an autograph!) were given the thrill of a lifetime by Keith Urban before the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night (June 9).
Keith not only made his way up and down row after row of ecstatic fans, giving them their own personal meet-and-greet, he took it one step — make that one leap — further, hopping a fence to make sure he met every fan he possibly could before going into the show, CMT reports.
“They’ve been waiting out there all day and it was pouring rain earlier,” Keith told reporters backstage after the show when asked what makes it so important for him to connect with his fans in such a way. “If you’re standing in the front, you’re hoping to get a chance to meet everybody,” he explained. “So I think you just make time to do it … or you’re putting the cart before the horse.”
And Keith’s fans certainly put him at the top of their ballot when they awarded him the fan-voted Male Video of the Year for ‘Til Summer Comes Around.’
“Everybody who voted at home and around the place, thank you very much,” Keith said with a warm and gracious smile when accepting his award.
During the show, Keith set fire to the stage with John Mayer when they put on a blistering, dueling guitar performance of ‘Hit the Ground Running,’ a single from Keith’s album, ‘Defying Gravity.’ The two guitar gods will be rocking out together again on ‘CMT Crossroads,’ airing June 18 at 10:00 PM ET.