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Keith Urban Pays Tribute to U.S. Troops With ‘For You’ at 2012 ACM Awards

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Tonight at the 2012 ACM Awards, Keith Urban offered a touching tribute to active U.S. troops and fallen soldiers with a performance of ‘For You.’ Urban’s ‘For You’ appears on the soundtrack to the film ‘Act of Valor,’ and during his performance, his amazing lyrics and superior musicianship really left an impression and made us feel for all of the soldiers on the front lines.

Rapper LL Cool J introduced Urban, who took the stage with a full backing band. Clips from the movie ‘Act of Valor’ played behind Urban as he delivered a riveting yet very emotional performance, really feeling the words as he sang from the perspective of a soldier. His performance has been one of our favorite thus far, as he really captured the ambivalent mindset of a soldier, singing, “I felt like I’d just made the biggest mistake when I though about my unborn child.”

Of course, Urban gave an amazing guitar solo towards the close of the song as the names of deceased military members scrolled across the large screens behind him and his band. The stage went black as Urban finished, and after he left the stage, host Reba McEntire praised Urban for his unbelievable songwriting, since ‘For You’ really makes you strikes a chord with listeners and makes you stop and think.

What did you think of Keith Urban’s performance at the 2012 ACM Awards? Leave us a comment below.

Watch Keith Urban Perform ‘For You’ at the 2012 ACM Awards

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