Leslie Ford is a die-hard fan of Australian country singer Keith Urban.
To hear him play live over the weekend in Halifax was an expected joy. To have him call the next day was an unexpected treat.
Ford, who is from Pictou County, said she went to Urban’s concert Sunday night at the Halifax Metro Centre and enjoyed it as she has always. She has been to about a dozen of his performances and knew to expect a great show.
“He always puts on a good concert,” she said.
But the next day when her niece, Kate, who also went to the concert, was at a Halifax Starbucks she caught sight of the singer and rushed over to talk to him. Kate told Urban about her aunt, who, she said, is his biggest fan.
When told that, Urban encouraged Kate to call her aunt and let him talk to her, which she did.
Ford said Urban talked to her about a sign her daughter had at the concert, which he had noticed from the stage.
“I heard your dream was to meet me,” he said and thanked her for coming to the show.
“It was exciting,” Ford said.
She said she appreciates that the star took the time to talk with her and the fact that her niece took the time out of her moment with Urban to share him with her.