When Keith Urban steps onstage, he confesses he’s often thinking about those who serve

ABC/Mark Levine On Monday, which is Memorial Day, lots of us will be thinking about America's military and giving thanks for their service and sacrifice.

Even though Keith Urban grew up in Australia, he says it's something that crosses his mind often, especially when he's onstage.

"It’s one of the things I comment on fairly regularly when we’re playing concerts," he explains, "especially outdoor festivals, where I look around and think 'It’s just an amazing freedom to be able to do this.'"

"And it doesn’t effortlessly just come," he adds.

Keith is very aware of the men and women who worked to make it possible.

"A lot of people are devoting their life, their entire life, to going out and protecting and defending and honoring their own calling," he points out. "So, I feel immensely grateful for all of the men and women in the military, all in the armed forces, all around the world, [and for] the sacrifice they make, especially their families too."

Next Friday, May 31, Keith plays the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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