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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 4

Keith Urban Opens Up to Rolling Stone About Time in Rehab

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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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Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

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 10

All 4 the Hall Raises $600,000 for Country Music Hall of Fame

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The fifth annual All 4 the Hall benefit, hosted by Keith Urban and Vince Gill, took place May 6 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The event, which featured Carrie Underwood, Lee Ann Womack, Kacey Musgraves, David Nail, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ronnie Milsap, Darius Rucker, Deana Carter, Kip Moore and more, raised $600,000 for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

“Country music is America’s music,” Carrie Underwood told The Tennessean. “[The Country Music Hall of Fame] is the pride of Nashville, and so many people get to go through and see it and learn about people who came before, people they didn’t even know, and feel that much more connected to our music and its artists.” Continue Reading

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May 9

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Taylor Swift hangs with Lily Aldridge; Jake Owen celebrates his father being cancer-free, while Darius Rucker celebrates draft day; Keith Urban sings “Wagon Wheel” with friends; and Kip Moore puts on the final touches. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week:

Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift – TaylorSwift13: Lily, giving me major Audrey Hepburn vibes, while schooling me at pool. @lilyaldridge

Jake Owen – JakeOwen: Was just filling up my gas tank and a nice fella said hello and “How’s your dad?” Meant the world to me. “Cancer-free,” I said. Felt good.

Darius Rucker – DariusRucker: (Said like the camel): u know what day it is? Hey Jim u know what day it is? Susie what day is it? U know come on u know….it’s DRAFT DAY!!!

Keith Urban

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Keith Urban – KeithUrban: Rock the Hall baby like a wagon wheel!! WHAT A NITE!! – KU Continue Reading

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May 9

Keith Urban Calls Nicole Kidman an “Extraordinary Mum”

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Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Keith Urban and wife Nicole Kidman keep a full schedule between their busy careers, but their young daughters, Sunday Rose and Margaret Faith, always come first. According to Keith, he couldn’t ask for a better mother to his children.

“She’s an extraordinary mum, she really, really is,” he said. “Those girls are very, very lucky, and I feel very lucky that the children I should have in this world happen to be with Nic. I don’t know anything about raising kids and Nic does, and it’s really made for an experience I wouldn’t have had without that. Her patience, her recognizing them as people and not just little kids is really extraordinary. Her attention to honoring their feelings and listening to them right from day one – really being attentive to that is not how I was raised at all, so it’s really beautiful to see.” Continue Reading

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