Keith Urban recently resumed touring, kicking off his The Speed of Now world tour last month.
Fans attending his recent show in Cincinatti received a bonus treat when Urban welcomed rising country star Breland to the stage for the first-ever live performance of their collab “Out the Cage”.
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Urban took to Twitter to share video of Breland joining him onstage for the high-energy performance.
.@breland thank you SO much for not only writing and featuring on this song w/ me but for jumping in to shred it LIVE in Cinci !!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO !! Love ya pic.twitter.com/DcBLXKCTdO
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) July 18, 2022
As Urban revealed in an interview with The Boot, the collab came about after he read an interview with Breland in a magazine.
“I knew about him last year when he put out ‘My Truck’, and then I read an interview online with him a few months back, and I was fascinated by the interview. It was really good interview, and I felt that — I went, ‘This is somebody after my own heart. This is someone that doesn’t see labels and boundaries and limitations and boxes and stuff, he just creates,’ and that’s right; that speaks to me in a big way.”
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Urban got his number and cold-called him, inviting him to pay him a visit the next time he was there. Breland, however, wasted no time, and showed up on Urban’s doorstep two days later.
And we set about writing a song, and then we wrote another one, and we wrote ‘Soul Food’ and we wrote ‘Out the Cage’, and we just clicked. It was fantastic…” Urban added.