Singing
Keith Urban’s duet of “Stand By Me” captivates audience
Their voices complement each other's so much, love this. <3
Eduardo Gaskell
09.28.21

The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee played host to Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising. This benefit concert featured artists like BRELAND, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Chris Janson, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Brittney Spencer, and Keith Urban.

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Heavy rains caused massive flooding in Tennessee prompted Loretta Lynn to jump into action and support her community. This is her home too.

The stage has been country music’s home for 95 years.

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The past, present, and future of country music have taken to the Opry’s stage creating some of the finest shows ever recorded in country music history. This night was no different.

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Here is the always amazing Keith Urban with BRELAND, a very young and definitely talented country and R&B artist.

Performing “Lean On Me“, Urban starts it off with his trademark hairstyle and Stratocaster, introducing BRELAND as a good friend of his before setting the mood with his fingers strumming the blues.

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Rolling Stone’s ranked this song at 208 of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

Lean On Me” was written by Bill Withers and released in April of 1972. The lyrics were written to be simple, with Withers missing his old hometown of West Virginia when he moved to Los Angeles.

It’s when artists like Keith Urban have a go at a classic that the song takes on another life. Nothing too dramatic either, just straight up talent bringing an old song back with a modern twist.

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You have to love the atmosphere at The Grand Old Opry.

Daniel Gerard Breland is the son of two ordained ministers Tonya and Gerard Breland. He grew up in a home filled with gospel music, hence his soaring voice that pierces the clouds.

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It was in boarding school where he was exposed to secular music like hip-hop, R&B, country and pop genres. But young Breland loved 70’s artists like Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.

That’s when he began writing his own music, mixing and matching the styles he liked while developing his voice.

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Now known as BRELAND, the young man from Burlington, New Jersey takes the stage with confidence, singing with Keith Urban as he engages the audience with that dazzling smile of his.

The Opry House is no stranger to flooding when back in 2010, the Cumberland River overflowed, flooding much of Tennessee. Repairs were made and the house still stands.

It’s incredible to see what people can do when they band together for the common good.

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Urban himself is no stranger to hard times. Now happily married to the stunning Nicole Kidman, Keith uses his fame to help others when he can. He’s got the look, the sound, and the star power to do so!

Together, Urban and BRELAND steal the show with a rendition that’s got the audience on their feet. By the end of the performance, they’ve got the house in their hands. It’s a jam session!

Check out their duet in the video below, their voices complement each other’s so well!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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