If you're wondering why CBS kept teasing Keith Urban's performance during the ACM Awards on Sunday night and then Urban kept not appearing on the stage, there's a good reason. Country Aircheck reports that Keith's guitar amp was acting up, which pushed his performance slot time back a couple of times. CBS kept stalling for Urban's sake, to the point of even running extra promos to fill time. Because of this, labelmate Darius Rucker's performance time almost got cut. Fortunately, producers were able to compensate in several other places so that Rucker could get his full allotted singing time.
As for Keith, once he finally hit the stage, he had yet another issue to overcome; the "plant" that was hired to circle him with a video camera – pretending to be a super fan – kept getting between Urban and the cameras that were trying to shoot his performance! Check it out in the video below...
I was wondering why Keith took so long to perform...glad I found out the reason why. I knew the guy with the video camera was a plant right away...did you?