I literally had to look at these photos multiple times to see if this was really him.  I take you back to the year 2002 (at least that was my folder was labeled on my computer). Look who it is!.Yup, it's him.  It's none other than Taste Of Country Music Festival co-headliner Keith Urban at a WGNA Countryfest back in 2002.  He was on the bill with Colin Raye and Emerson Drive that year.  Were you there?  Here's a crowd shot.  See if you can identify yourselves.

photo by Richie Phillips

Ok, now onto the Keith shots.

photo by Richie Phillips

Keith backstage

photo by Richie Phillips
photo by Richie Phillips

 

Now this is the coolest part.  My little 2 megapixel camera (state of the art back then)captured Keith getting ready to go on stage.   Check this out!

These are just a few of the thousands of photos I have from Countryfests past.  I'll keep looking for others for you in the next few weeks.