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Jul 9

Keith Urban Kicks Off Raise ‘Em Up Tour

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Keith Urban just wrapped his Light the Fuse Tour in his native country, Australia, but he can’t wait to get back on the road. He will kick off his Raise ‘Em Up Tour on July 12 at the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canda. The U.S. tour launches on July 17 in Atlantic City. Urban will perform all of his tour shows in outdoor amphitheaters, as he did for the Light the Fuse Tour.

“There’s a big celebratory feeling that was a little more looser and a little more relaxed in that sort of outdoor setting, which is what a summer concert feeling is,” he said. “It’s a different thing to an arena. I mean, audiences know that because they go and they feel that too. It’s a little more liberated, looser, chill, and it feels kind of sexier in a way, actually.” Continue Reading

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Jun 28

Keith Urban Releases “Somewhere In My Car”

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Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

It seems Keith Urban has a thing for cars. As a follow-up to his last single, “Cop Car,” he has released his new single, “Somewhere In My Car,” to radio. The tracks are distinct, however, with “Cop Car” about falling in love and “Somewhere In My Car” about missing a former love.

Keith co-wrote the song with J.T. Harding. It is the fifth single from his Fuse album, a project that had Keith attempting to step out of his comfort zone. “Part of the record started out from sort of a sonic, rhythmic instrumentation aspect, bringing things together that I hadn’t done before,” he told Country Now. Continue Reading

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Jun 17

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman Serenade Children’s Hospital

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Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Keith Urban and wife Nicole Kidman are in their native Australia where Keith is wrapping up the final leg of his Light The Fuse Tour. Recently, the couple visited Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and while there, they toured the new neonatal ward, spending time with children diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Parents of two young daughters, Keith and Nicole connected with the patients and their families. At one point, Keith picked up a guitar and an impromptu sing-a-long of “Amazing Grace” broke out with Nicole joining her husband in singing the hymn. Watch the video below: Continue Reading

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Jun 14

Keith Urban Takes His Light The Fuse Tour Down Under

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Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Keith Urban is in his native Australia to launch the final leg of his Light The Fuse Tour. The tour Down Under kicks off in Townsville on June 14, followed by a two-night stand in Brisbane before wrapping in Perth on June 29.

“This is a funny thing because the Australian leg that we’re doing is actually the official end of the Light The Fuse Tour,” he said. “It’s not quite technically of the Raise ‘Em Up Tour, so the set list tour leans a bit more into the Light The Fuse set list. There’s a lot of new songs that we’ll be putting in when we come to the States to kick off, that we won’t do down there.” Continue Reading

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Jun 13

Tim McGraw’s ‘Superstar Summer Night’ Premieres on Great American Country

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Tim McGraw‘s star-studded concert, Superstar Summer Night, premieres on Great American Country this summer, June 21 at 8/7c. The two-hour concert event features McGraw performing songs from his latest album Two Lanes of Freedom, and some of today’s chart-topping artists.

This once in a lifetime television event is the perfect opportunity for fans to see McGraw on stage with some of today’s biggest music stars, including: Jason Aldean (“1994″), Dierks Bentley (“Summer on Fire”), Luke Bryan (“Crash My Party”), Brantley Gilbert (“Country Must Be Country Wide”), Faith Hill (“Piece of My Heart”), Keith Urban (“Long Hot Summer”), Florida Georgia Line with Nelly (“Cruise (Remix)”), Lady Antebellum (“Goodbye Town”) and The Band Perry (“DONE.”). The special will also feature can’t-miss duets and collaborations with John Fogerty, Taylor Swift, Ne-Yo and Pitbull.

“There’s no better time for live music than in the heat of the summer,” said McGraw in an interview with CBS. “Country music is hotter than it’s ever been, and with some help from a few friends in other formats, too, we’re going to get summer started off right. I’ve been lucky enough to have all these artists tour with me, and it’ll be fun to get everyone back together to help raise money and bring some attention to Lifting Lives. Not enough people know what good work the organization does, and when I was asked to help put this show together, it was a no-brainer.”

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Jun 4

Keith Urban Opens Up to Rolling Stone About Time in Rehab

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Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Keith Urban is a family man these days, parenting two young daughters with wife Nicole Kidman. His down time is largely spent at their home in Nashville, waking up early to prepare breakfast before singing Disney songs with his girls. But life wasn’t always so family-friendly for the superstar. He recently opened up to Rolling Stone about his time in rehab and the first time he played a show sober.

Before striking out as a solo act, Urban was part of a trio known as The Ranch. The band recorded the song “Some Days You Gotta Dance.” When the Dixie Chicks heard it, they recorded it as well, asking Urban to play on the tune. When it was time to go into the studio, Urban was busy elsewhere.

“I got on a bit of a three-day bender and couldn’t come to the session and had to call them and tell them I’m going to be a bit late,” he told Rolling Stone. “Then I would call them and say, ‘I’m going to be a bit later.’ And then I would call them and be a bit later.” Continue Reading

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Jun 3

Keith Urban and Darius Rucker Love CMA Music Festival

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Country music fans from all over the world are Nashville-bound this week for CMA Music Festival. Set for June 5-8 in downtown Nashville, the festival features hours of live music and numerous opportunities for fans to get up close and personal with their favorite stars. As much as fans look forward to the event each year, country artists get excited about it too.

“Music Fest is like nothing else,” Darius Rucker said. “I say all the time that country music is the only genre that could have something like that. It’s truly amazing. When I come that weekend, people are everywhere, and they want to be your best friend. It’s always cool, and I love coming here.” Continue Reading

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May 27

Will Keith Urban Return to American Idol for Season 14?

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American Idol just wrapped its 13th season, but fans are already wondering which judges will return for season 14. Keith Urban didn’t keep fans wondering long. He answered the “will he or won’t he?” question with CNN on the red carpet of the Idol season finale.

“Yeah, I’m back,” he said when asked he if was returning. “Definitely, I’m back.”

As for his fellow judges, Harry Connick, Jr. confirmed he will return during a recent appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael. Jennifer Lopez hasn’t confirmed whether she’s returning, but has told E! News that she wants to. Continue Reading

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May 23

Miranda Lambert Makes It Three Weeks at No. 1 on Top 20

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Miranda Lambert makes it three weeks at No. 1 with “Automatic” on Top 20 Country Countdown while Chris Young holds tight at No. 3 and Little Big Town rounds out the Top 3 with “Sober.” David Nail makes a big debut, coming in at No. 10 with “Kiss You Tonight,” and Brett Eldredge moves up to No. 12 with “Beat of the Music.”

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart:

  1. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  2. Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  3. Little Big Town – “Sober”
  4. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  5. Keith  Urban – “Cop Car”
  6. Luke Bryan – “Play It Again”
  7. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”
  8. Hunter Hayes – “Invisible”
  9. Rascal Flatts – “Rewind”
  10. David Nail – “Kiss You Tonight” Continue Reading

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May 16

Miranda Lambert Makes It Two Weeks at No. 1 on Top 20

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Miranda Lambert photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Miranda Lambert remains at No. 1 with “Automatic” on Top 20 Country Countdown this week! Chris Young and Blake Shelton round out the Top 3, while Hunter Hayes moves up to No. 8 with “Invisible.” Easton Corbin makes his countdown debut with his latest, “Clockwork,” coming in at No. 19.

Top 20 Photo Gallery »

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart:

  1. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  2. Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  3. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  4. Little Big Town – “Sober”
  5. Luke Bryan – “Play It Again”
  6. Keith  Urban – “Cop Car”
  7. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”
  8. Hunter Hayes – “Invisible”
  9. Rascal Flatts – “Rewind”
  10. Tim McGraw – “Lookin’ For That Girl” Continue Reading

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