Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, and Little Big Town delivered a moving tribute to the late David Bowie during a Stand Up to Cancer television special.
The three country acts joined forces for a performance of Bowie’s iconic “Heroes” to honor the deceased artist whom is widely considered one of the finest musicians of all time. The performance was filmed at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville as apart of the 2016 ACM Honors ceremony aired Friday night.
The world was rocked with news of Bowie’s death when he passed away in January following a private battle with cancer. He was a constant figure in the music industry for five decades accumulating an estimated 140 million in worldwide record sales making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time.
The philanthropy event held meaningful significance amongst Urban and Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook who both recently lost a family member – Urban’s father and Westbrook’s sister – to cancer last December.
The Stand Up to Cancer broadcast event aired live from Los Angeles and featured a number of Hollywood’s elite including Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone, and Anna Kendrick. The star-studded show was co-founded by female powerhouses Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing and Lisa Paulsen who all hold a shared dream of putting an end to cancer during this generation’s lifetime.
The event also featured a performance by legendary Celine Dion who performed a special tribute to her late husband who passed away in January after a long battle with throat cancer.
You can watch three country act’s meaningful performance in the video below.
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