Watch Keith Urban pay tribute to Christine McVie with live Fleetwood Mac medley

Keith Urban has joined the extensive roster of artists paying tribute to the late Fleetwood Mac icon Christine McVie, who passed away on Wednesday (Nov. 30) at age 79.

Performing on the Gold Coast on Thursday (December 1), Urban interrupted the show to give a short speech in honor of McVie’s memory. “Today,” he said, “we lost one of the members of Fleetwood Mac, the incredible Christine McVie, who was amazing.

“For me growing up, listening to their music, you had three incredible vocalists in that band. You had Lindsey Buckingham, bringing this kind of punk, angular ethos to the whole thing. And you had Stevie Nicks’ voice, which was angelic [and] alien. And then you had Christine, who to me was the maternal, soulful heartbeat, vocally, in that band.

Urban then performed a medley of the Fleetwood Mac songs led by McVie, including “Say You Love Me” (from the band’s 1975 album of the same name), “Everywhere” (from 1987’s “Tango In The Night”) and ‘Songbird’ (from 1977’s ‘Rumours’). All the while, a picture of McVie was beamed onto the screen behind Urban.

Watch clips of the tribute below.

McVie died in the early hours of Wednesday morning; no cause of death was confirmed, though her family noted in a statement that her death came “after a brief illness.”

Among others who have paid tribute to McVie are her bandmates Mick Fleetwood, Nicks and Buckingham, as well as Bill Clinton, Haim, LCD Soundsystem, Harry Styles and many more.

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