Keith Urban Shares Amazing Video of Kids Covering ‘For You’
This morning (March 20), Keith Urban tweeted about a video that he ran across on YouTube that impacted him. Interestingly enough, it was a cover of one of his songs -- done entirely by a 10-year-old boy named Carson Lueders. With his acoustic guitar in tow and his brother Jackson keeping a steady beat behind him on a drum kit, Lueders performed Urban's 'For You' from the Navy SEALs film 'Act of Valor.'
"WOW!!!!!!!!!!" Urban tweeted after watching the clip. "Just saw this video on @YouTube...totally got to me!!!! Awesome job guys!!!! -KU." And it's no surprise that this clip made such an impression on the country star. Aside from the fact that the two boys are totally adorable, they've got some skill as well.
Actually picking his guitar and singing solo, the young hopeful reveals a smooth and confident voice and a smile that would win over any 'Idol' judge. The music isn't distracting, and the whole rendition is entirely believable and enjoyable. Plus, the kid is singing a song about bravery and giving up his life for someone else -- "And I wonder, would I give my life? / Could I make that sacrifice?/ If it came down to it, could I take the bullet, I would. / Yes I would for you" -- and that's pretty endearing.
According to the description posted with the video, the little blond boy with a Bieber/Urban hairdo has aspired to be like the Aussie country crooner since he was literally just a tot. At four, Lueders told his mom he wanted to play like Keith Urban, which was reason enough for her to sign him up for guitar lessons. Apparently, the brothers learned to play 'For You' in just a day and shot just video after two dozen run-throughs.
'For You' appears in the film 'Act of Valor,' which just premiered Feb. 24. The 10-song soundtrack features Urban as well as other country acts, including Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, Montgomery Gentry, Trace Adkins, Hunter Hayes, Wynonna and Jake Owen. Urban went out into the desert to film the music video, which came out at the end of last month.
Watch 10-Year-Old Carson Covering Keith Urban's 'For You'