Keith Urban surprises Urbenville Public School students with Zoom call

Students at a tiny school in Northern NSW have been moved to tears today after country music superstar Keith Urban made a surprise Zoom call to their classroom.

Urbenville Public School's students captured hearts earlier this year, when they started posting their songs of hope and support to students around NSW to make them feel better during lockdown.

Proud of the impact they were having with their singing, they started a campaign to bring their idol Keith Urban to the school for their Christmas concert.

Today they got their wish - kind of - when he made a Zoom call to their classroom.

"I saw all the things you guys have been doing on Facebook and I was so moved ...so thank you for Zooming with me this morning," the Grammy award winner told the school's 16 students.

SURPRISE: Keith Urban chats with the students. IMAGE: YOU TUBE

SURPRISE: Keith Urban chats with the students. IMAGE: YOU TUBE

During the call, which lasted almost six minutes, Urban discussed music, school and performing, and surprised the school with five locally purchased guitars for its program.

He then told students that each of them would also be receiving their own guitar to take home.

"This is where it all begins," said Urban.

"Wanting to play an instrument, wanting to sing and play for other people... thank you, thank you to the school (for all they do) and to the students (of Urbenville Public School) for having such a passion for music."

SCHOOL IDOL: The children have even turned their school emblem into a tribute to the country star. Photo: SUPPLIED EMI MUSIC/FACEBOOK

SCHOOL IDOL: The children have even turned their school emblem into a tribute to the country star. Photo: SUPPLIED EMI MUSIC/FACEBOOK