Keith Urban Rocks 200,000 for Nashville New Year’s Eve

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Written by Chris Parton
Keith Urban Rocks 200,000 for Nashville New Year’s Eve
Keith Urban; Photo credit: Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp

Keith Urban rocked a record crowd at Nashville’s 2020 New Year’s celebration, headlining a star-studded concert that drew more than 200,000 partiers.

Held for the fourth time at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, this year’s Music City Midnight concert was the predicted to be the biggest one yet — and that prophecy appears to have been fulfilled. With favorable weather and a lineup that included Fleetwood Mac icon Stevie Nicks, Americana star Jason Isbell and more, portions of the event were aired live on CNN and NBC, showing off what’s quickly becoming one of the nation’s premiere New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Nicks joined Urban to close out the massive show (both before and after the stroke of midnight) covering Tom Petty and teaming for duets on a few Fleetwood Mac favorites. Meanwhile country upstart Ashley McBryde appeared for a number of her hard-country tunes and Isbell delivered a full set of folk-and-rock influenced standouts. Earlier in the night, The Highwomen member Amanda Shires warmed the chilly crowd up, and British glam rockers The Struts pumped up the pre-2020 energy.

“This feels like the beginning of a damn fine year,” said Urban according to reporting by The Tennessean.

Up next for the country superstar is the beginning of a 12-date residency at Las Vegas’ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. He’ll host four shows at the intimate theater from January 10 – 18, plus more in April, July, August and November.