Best Deacon Claybourne Meets ‘Star Trek’ Moment: Keith Urban
Anyone who’s ever seen Keith Urban wail on guitar knows the nimble-fingered Aussie is capable of mind-boggling feats of greatness. But teleportation? The subject of our first-ever Rolling Stone Country Interview spanned the trajectory from struggling Nashville songwriter to bona fide country superstar in a nanosecond. Like Nashville’s Deacon Claybourne crooning another pine-y rumination for Rayna Jaymes, Keith started his solo-electric performance of the Fuse standout “Cop Car” across town at the hole-in-the-wall haunt The Bluebird Café. And then, in Spock-like fashion, he rose out of a mini stage on the Bridgestone Arena floor mid-song. Of course, in true primetime-television form, some pre-taping, clever editing and a smooth cutaway made the magic happen. But still, can y’all say Keith Copperfield?