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Music Business Major Performs with Keith Urban

Ashley Sorenson sings into microphone with Keith Urban

Keith Urban’s “Without You” was the song that carried music business major Ashley Sorensen to Belmont with just a guitar and a dream of one day becoming a country music star. Last week, Sorensen came one step closer to living that dream when Urban invited her up on stage where she joined him in performing that very song.

Ashley Sorenson holding sign that says "Nashville, TN 8.24.18"Urban played a spontaneous show at Exit/In last week where he announced plans for his upcoming Graffiti U tour. Sorensen was picked from the crowd to join Urban on stage and unveil the Nashville tour date. When Urban found out that she was a music business major at Belmont, he invited her to sing with him on a song of her choice. About “Without You,” Sorensen noted that the song was her favorite when she lived in California. “I used to plug in my earbuds and listen to that song on repeat, and just picture myself taking the next bus to Nashville… just me and my guitar.”

Urban also invited her to sing the song with him on Aug. 24 when he returns to Nashville for the Graffiti U tour. She wrote that one of her biggest dreams has been to perform in front of a live Nashville audience, “and Keith has blessed me with the opportunity to fulfill this dream…To say I’m ecstatic is an understatement!”  Although she doesn’t yet have all the details, Urban tweeted at her after the show, “Bring it!”

To watch the full clip, click here. Sorenson is called to the stage at approximately the 30:00 minute mark.

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