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On June 17, Keith Urban took to the stage at the Credit Union Amphitheater in Tampa, Florida as part of his Ripcord World Tour.

There, he showered fans with his high-energy hits like “Wasted Time,” “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me” and “Somebody Like You.”

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But, with Tampa being less than a two-hour drive away from Orlando, it was clear that hearts were still heavy over the Orlando mass shooting, which occurred less than a week earlier. So, Keith took the time to share some heartfelt words with the audience.

“Although I didn’t know anybody in that horrific incident, I did, because they’re just guys and girls, brothers and sisters,” said an emotional Keith, “they had dreams and hopes and plans, just like any one of us. So, I know them like I know you guys.”

The country star then moved the crowd with an incredibly touching solo rendition of U2’s “One” in remembrance of those who were killed and injured during the Pulse nightclub shooting.

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At the end of the song, Keith raised his fist and yelled out the words, “God bless Orlando. Orlando strong!”

And with that, we shed a tear.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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