Nicole Kidman freaked out Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees
The Bee Gees legend was recording his new album when the actress visited him with her husband Keith Urban
At 74 and after six decades of career, Barry Gibb is not the type to be impressed by many people. And yet, the legendary artist, the last surviving member of the Bee Gees (founded with his brothers Robin and Maurice), found himself in shock when his compatriot Keith Urban arrived in the studio for the recording of his new album of duets, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1. And for good reason: he was accompanied by a certain Nicole Kidman!
“Keith grew up a hundred miles from where I grew up in Australia. He's fantastic and he gave us a lovely gift when he came because he was with Nicole, and it was so exciting. I was freaked out, actually. It's not my type to be impressed or intimidated, usually, it's the other way around, but then I said to Dave [Cobb, who is producing his new album]: "It's terrifying" " he told Billboard.
Parterre of stars
Nicole Kidman is obviously not the only celebrity to have been in the studio for this new opus from the interpreter of How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin 'Alive or Night Fever. Alongside Jason Isbell, Miranda Lambert, or Brandi Carlile, the singer had also invited a living legend of music: Dolly Parton. He had not met the singer for forty years.
“It was super exciting to see Dolly again, she's still great. She is so humble. I don't understand how such grandiose people stay so calm and humble, ready to laugh. Dolly told me that where she was in front of her microphone was exactly the same place she was when she recorded I Will Always Love You and Jolene. It's amazing, ”said Barry Gibb.
Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1, composed of 11 Bee Gees songs reinterpreted in folk or country versions, is released on January 8.