Keith Urban, real name is Keith Lionel Urban, and Kelsea Ballerini sang their own version of "Never Be The Same" from Camilla Cabello during a free surprise performance at Nashville's Exit/In on Wednesday, where the country crooner also unveiled plans for his Graffiti U World Tour.
A video of the duo's cover of "Never Be The Same" is now available for viewing on YouTube. The clip shows Ballerini, Urban, and his band performing on stage to a packed club. About 350 people saw and heard the pair give Cabello's 2018 track a different mood with the beat of the drums and the strum of guitars.
Urban opens the performance with a few chords from his lead guitar then Ballerini sings the first few lines of the song. The country music singer then takes over on the pre-chorus before he joins Ballerini sing the chorus.
"Just like nicotine, heroin, morphine, Suddenly, I'm a fiend and you're all I need, All I need, yeah, you're all I need," Urban sings as he strums his guitar. The New Zealand-native then sings the second verse while keeping tabs on his guitar strumming.
Urban's performance of Cabello's song proves his keen interest to take on different genres aside from country music. "Never Be The Same" is a pop song from Cabello's self-titled album Camilla.
Ballerini, on the other hand, is more of a pop ballad singer than a country star, so Cabello's song resonates with her interest. Urban is confident though that his team-up with the 24-year-old musician for his Graffiti U World Tour will do wonders. He said that choosing Ballerini as his tour opener in 2018 will make for "broad compatibility."
Urban's album tour kicks off in St. Louis, Missouri on June 15 and ends in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 3. The Graffiti U World Tour spans 58 shows in the Canada and U.S. Ballerini will open the shows except eight out of the 59 dates.
During his surprise performance at Exit/In, the 50-year old also talked about his upcoming album Graffiti U. He revealed that the album is nearing its completion. Urban did not give a specific timeline or an actual release date, although, he assured that the album comes out this year.
Aside from his performance of Cabello's "Never Be The Same," Urban also performed tracks from Graffiti U. He sang "Same Heart" and "Steal My Thunder" as well as his most recent hits such as "Little Bit of Everything," "Blue Ain't Your Color," and new single "Female."