Keith Urban is always pushing country music forward with imaginative tracks like his latest No. 1 hit, “The Fighter,” with Carrie Underwood. At the core of it all is Keith’s intense love for the art form of country music. This new video from the Grand Ole Opry proves Keith is master of that craft.

As part of the Opry’s new video series, “Guitar Hacks,” Keith demonstrates the difference between finger-picking and flat-top picking on the guitar. It’s a subtle difference unless you’re really looking for it, but flat-top picking involves a guitar pick while finger picking, just like it sounds, involves picking the strings with your fingers.

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Watching Keith explain what he’s doing and then watching his hands up close playing the instrument, you realize Keith is nothing short of a guitar god.

The video is even more poignant since we just lost one of the all-time greatest guitar players, Glen Campbell. Keith was a huge fan of Glen’s work, so it’s a comfort to see Keith is carrying on that tradition.

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Glen and Keith teamed up for a performance of “Wichita Lineman” at one of Keith’s shows in 2009. You can see that performance here.

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Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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