Quote: "The first time I met Paul MCCartney, he was backstage at the Grammys and Nic (Nicole Kidman, his wife) and him were talking and I walked up... He was talking about going to Lake Tahoe and I'd been up there a few different times, and he said, 'We're going up in the summer time,' and I said, 'Oh, the summer's fantastic, totally different from the winter!', and he goes, 'Oh is it, really? Oh, fantastic! Totally different!'." Country star Keith Urban still cannot believe how badly he embarrassed himself in front of his actress wife and the Beatles icon.
Fact: Touring partners Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are to perform together at the 2017 Grammy Awards next month (Feb17). The country stars toured Urban's native Australia together at the end of last year (16), teaming up onstage for renditions of Tom Petty and Steve Nicks' Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around and The Fighter, which the singers recorded for Keith's Ripcord album.
Fact: John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are set to perform at the 50th annual Grammy Awards on 12 February (17). The ceremony, which will be hosted by James Corden, will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Fact: Keith Urban has snagged a supermodel and actress for his new video. The country star, who is married to Nicole Kidman, has invited Amber Valletta to join him in his new black and white promo for Blue Ain't Your Color, the fourth single from his Ripcord album.
Fact: Keith Urban performed a touching tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub mass shooting while in Florida on Friday (17Jun16). The 48-year-old rocker sang a cover of U2's One, and told the crowd at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, "Although I didn’t know anybody in that horrific incident, I did, because they’re just guys and girls, brothers and sisters. They had dreams, hopes, plans, just like every one of us. Orlando strong!" In what has been called America's worst mass shooting, 49 people were killed and more than 50 injured in the attack on gay nightclub Pulse on 12 June (16).
Fact: American Idol judge and country music superstar Keith Urban thrilled fans in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday (29Sep15) when he took to the streets to busk in between auditions for the hit talent show. The singer/songwriter was largely ignored at first but gradually fans started to realise who the guitar man was. He shared a picture of himself on his Facebook page, and joked, "Makin some scratch (money) in Denver today!!!"
Quote: "We're so grateful we found each other. What are the odds? Two of us leaving Australia and finding each other after that many years." Keith Urban kicked off his morning as a TV host on his native Australia's Sunrise show by cooing about his wife Nicole Kidman.
Quote: "I kinda rushed out (onstage) because I'm like, 'You gotta kiss at midnight!' It's a good omen, right? But he was thrown 'cause he was still playing guitar and trying to sing and then he saw me and was like, 'Er... er....' He said he lost his timing, so I threw him off." Actress Nicole Kidman interrupted her husband Keith Urban's New Year's Eve (31Dec14) gig in Niagara Falls, Canada so they could ring in 2015 with a kiss.
Quote: "They're so disinterested... because when we go, 'Come to the set', they're like, 'Ugh...'. When we say, 'Come see Daddy play', they're like, 'No...' Fifi will sit and she'll watch her daddy and pick up a guitar and stuff, but Sunday literally is like, 'No way'. And she'll even say, 'Ugh, I don't like it.' She wants to be a party planner." Actress Nicole Kidman's two young daughters with singer husband Keith Urban have no interest in following their parents careers.
Quote: "I'm lucky to have a rock of a husband and a strong faith. I have both those things... Keith and my dad, (both are) good men. Choosing to protect his family and take care of himself and take care of his daughters and walk the walk... not just talk the talk." Actress Nicole Kidman can see the similarities between her singer husband Keith Urban and her late father Dr. Anthony Kidman as she mourns the loss of her dad, who passed away on 12 September (14).
Quote: "I quit school at 15! I was hopeless at school. I was out. I would've left sooner if I could, but you've gotta legally stay 'til you're 15. I'm always very careful to not have parents think I support kids leaving school at a young age, 'cause I don't necessarily... but the biggest education I got was when I hit the road and got life's education." Country music star Keith Urban was not a big fan of school.
Quote: "I always give props to Nic because we travel so much as a family. She does an amazing job keeping everybody together. She’s got the kids’ schedules dialled in, she’s dropping them off - even in the middle of her work. I couldn’t do any of this without her." Country star Keith Urban insists his wife Nicole Kidman is a super mum.
Quote: "For every single night he's away, he leaves me a love letter. Every single night of our relationship. It keeps us close." Actress Nicole Kidman reveals the secret to her marriage with country star Keith Urban.
Tweet: "Snow ain't the only thing falling in Nashville today!!" Country superstar Keith Urban has made the bold move to cut his signature brown and gold locks, opting to sport a shorter hairdo.
Quote: "She called me straight away... Luckily she wasn't seriously injured. It's the Wild Wild West, man. The police are handling it and we just move on." Keith Urban on his wife Nicole Kidman's recent brush with a paparazzo on a bicycle, who knocked the actress over in New York City.
Fact: Keith Urban kicked off the 2013/14 American football season in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday night (05Sep13) by performing on a floating stage in the city's Inner Harbour. The country star headlined the NFL Kick-Off party before the opening game between Super Bowl champions the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos.
Fact: Grammy Award winning country singer Keith Urban has landed his own radio show for a month. The star, who is married to Nicole Kidman, will host a weekly show on Australia's Smooth Fm from September 7 (13), ahead of the release of his seventh album Fuse on September 13 (13).
Fact: Australian country star Keith Urban will kick off the upcoming American Football season by headlining the 2013 Nfl season pre-game Tv special. He'll perform live before the big game between Super Bowl winners the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos in Colorado on 5 September (13). Urban has a busy autumn (13) ahead of him - last week (ends02Aug13), he confirmed he will return to judge American Idol for a second season.
Quote: "I buy a lot in vintage places and on eBay. The vintage Ts were cut better: shorter sleeves, good collars, and better fabric." Country singer Keith Urban stocks up his wardrobe by trawling second-hand stores and the online auction site.
Quote: "I got that as a Christmas gift for her. She didn't know I was doing it. You have to bandage your tattoo the first night, and she got to unwrap it, which was cool. She loved it." Country star Keith Urban surprised his wife Nicole Kidman by getting a tattoo of her name.
Quote: "You don't wanna have an argument with your wife when you can't speak... because I'm writing on a board and when you get really heated, I'm, like, breaking pens... I think I was writing, 'This is unacceptable...' and I broke the pen." Country star Keith Urban found it tough to communicate with his wife Nicole Kidman when he was banned from speaking following vocal surgery in 2011.
Quote: "Mick (Jagger) called me and said, 'You wanna sit in with us?' and I said, 'Let me think about it...?' It was fantastic... and before I knew it I was at soundcheck at the arena... They soundcheck for nearly two hours... all of them, and then took a break, and then did their two-and-a-half hour show. It's amazing; their stamina is insane." Keith Urban on performing with the Rolling Stones during their 50 & Counting tour opener in Los Angeles on Friday night (03May13).
Fact: Country superstar Keith Urban was in a heavy metal covers band called Fractured Mirror "for about a week" when he was a teenager. He was fired from the group.
Quote: "My mum actually said, 'You don't want to give up everything, your whole career, you should keep a toe in the water... You'll appreciate that when you're older'... And actually my husband said it too, he said you should still work." Nicole Kidman is refusing to slow down her career as she raises her two young daughters after husband Keith Urban and her mother urged her to carry on her career.
Tweet: "Huge congrats to Ricky Martin on his new gig on The Voice Au. You're gonna have a blast!" Singer Keith Urban congratulates his successor on the judging panel of the Australian version of hit Tv talent show The Voice.
Tweet: "I celebrate w/ everyone today in honoring @The_LorettaLynn on 50 years as an @Opry member. God bless you Loretta!!!" Keith Urban pays tribute to country legend Loretta Lynn, who was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry five decades ago.
Quote: "I did a few of these shows when I was very young and I got crucified by a judge, so I don't know if I'll be that guy." New American Idol judge Keith Urban insists he won't be a mean judge on the show.
The contracts are all signed and sealed. Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson will serve as judges on American Idol when the next season of the top-rated talent contest begins in January. Minaj and Urban's addition to the judging panel was officially announced early Sunday. In a statement, Mike Darnell, president of Fox's alternative entertainment division, said, Nicki's an unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an indelible mark on rap and pop. And Keith is another great addition to Idol -- he's one of the biggest stars in country music, and I know that our fans and contestants will fall in love with him. Each of the panelists will be paid an estimated $14-18 million per season.
Quote: "Negativity and doubt are always creeping into my life and having to be kept at bay. Thankfully, Nic is great at calling me on it, and our marriage is at the stage where she doesn't have to say anything. I hear myself prattling on with negative crap and her loaded silence shuts me up." Keith Urban's actress wife [Nicole Kidman] refuses to put up with the country singer's moaning.
Fact: Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban dined at Greek restaurant The Apollo in Sydney, Australia before heading to a Lady GaGa concert to celebrate the actress turning 45 on Wednesday (20Jun12).
Quote: "We have 36 acres. It's not a working farm or anything (but) we both think it's important for our daughters to be able to get dirt in their hands... That's how I grew up." Country star Keith Urban on the rural home in Tennessee he and wife Nicole Kidman share with their kids.
Quote: "I go out for three or four days and then come home for two or three days. It makes for an enormous amount of travel, but it means that I'm not gone for weeks at a time. It also means I don't have to have my family out on the road because it's not the ideal environment for a family." Keith Urban on how he juggles his music career with his family life. The country star has two daughters with wife Nicole Kidman.
Fact: Country star Keith Urban named his new cologne Phoenix because he has a tattoo on his forearm which is often mistaken for the mythical bird.
Quote: "Nic was very much involved. Even though I'm making a men's cologne, it's predominantly so that women would enjoy it. I wanted a female take on what this cologne was like, so of course I asked my wife. Good luck finding a guy that doesn't listen to his wife at the end of the day!" Keith Urban sought the advice of his wife Nicole Kidman while developing his new men's cologne.
Quote: "I saw a sign (at a show) that said, 'Would you sign my leg?' I thought that was funny, so I said, 'Sure.' She proceeds to detach her prosthetic leg, and it comes through the crowd. I didn't know what to say except, 'Where's the Sharpie?'" Country singer Keith Urban on one of his favourite tour memories.
Quote: "I've come home a few times with scratches on my chest and on my back, and my wife's gone, 'What is that?' It can be a bit treacherous out there sometimes, but it's always different, always unpredictable, and I love it." Country singer Keith Urban, who is married to Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman, loves stage diving into crowds of concertgoers.
Quote: "It's one of our favourite songs. When that song first came out we got it in the car and just would play it as loud as it would possibly go." Keith Urban explains why his wife Nicole Kidman was spotted singing along to Katy Perry's Teenage Dream at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (13Feb11).
Quote: "You never know, we might try for another one." Nicole Kidman reveals she and husband Keith Urban are considering adding one more child to their brood. The couple's second daughter, Faith Margaret, was born via a surrogate in December (10).
Quote: "We actually go to this place in Nashville called The Copper Kettle. It's like a meat and three, which means there's some form of meat and three vegetables, real down to earth. We don't like to jump lines. It's not cool, we just like to be like the locals and get no special treatment." Nicole Kidman insists she and her husband Keith Urban don't expect VIP treatment.
Quote: "I was really damaged and not sure whether that was ever going to happen again to me. I certainly never thought I'd have a baby at 41. But we never know what's around the corner." Nicole Kidman doubted whether she would find love again after her split from Tom Cruise in 2001. The actress is now married to country singer Keith Urban.
Quote: "I actually find the Country Music Awards are the most fun of all the awards because you have a real sense of community down there. Most of the people who are in the country music industry live in Nashville, so they all know each other and it is very tight and very supportive." Nicole Kidman enjoys the country music prizegiving more than Hollywood ceremonies, thanks to her singer husband Keith Urban.
Fact: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's new baby is the couple's biological child - even though the actress didn't carry the little girl. The pair's publicist has confirmed little Faith Margaret, who was born on 28 December (10), was born "through a gestational carrier".
Quote: "We always look for those moments to be able to give back. And we definitely want to instill that in our daughter, too - a sense of compassion of awareness of other people, and how we can be of service." Keith Urban hopes his daughter with Nicole Kidman, Sunday Rose, will be inspired to continue her parents' charitable work.
Quote: "Bella and Connor, they don't go on tour. I'd like them to go." Nicole Kidman would love to have her two elder children, adopted during her marriage to Tom Cruise, join her and her daughter Sunday Rose when they hit the road with her country singer husband Keith Urban.
Fact: Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban have donated flood-damaged musical instruments from their personal collection to a charity supporting continued flood relief efforts in Nashville, Tennessee. An online NASH20 auction will begin on 12 October (10).
Quote: "I think she's a combination of both of us so far, but she got my wife's legs, which is very lucky for her. She sure didn't deserve mine." Keith Urban is glad his daughter Sunday inherited one particular feature from her mother, Nicole Kidman.
Quote: "I think I've reached a point in my life where I've slowed down a lot, so it's not difficult. My priority is very much keeping my family together and not being away from them." Nicole Kidman tries never to spend more than three days away from her husband Keith Urban.
Quote: "There are pitstops at (fast food restaurant) Wendy's. But I'm six-foot tall, so it's not weight that's an issue for me, but things like cholesterol." Svelte Hollywood star Nicole Kidman doesn't worry about piling on the pounds while on the road with her country star husband Keith Urban.
Quote: "I am a terrible cook. I cook chicken for Keith, and it's always dry. I'm a much better person to cook for because I love food and I will eat almost anything." Nicole Kidman prefers it when her country singer husband Keith Urban takes charge in the kitchen.
Quote: "I would never do that! I'm very shy. I certainly would never, ever sing in front of him. Even in the car I might be quietly humming along to a song that's playing on the radio and he'll say, 'Go on then, let's hear you.' That's when I get all embarrassed and shut up." Nicole Kidman will never share her singing skills with husband Keith Urban.
Quote: "She sounds quite musical. I sit her at the piano every morning. We play. We mash the keys together. So hopefully she'll have a little bit of that." Keith Urban is hoping his daughter Sunday Rose, whose mum is actress Nicole Kidman, follows in his musical footsteps.
Quote: "We would use pseudonyms Hank and Evie so we could go out on dates without everybody knowing who we were." Keith Urban on how he and his wife Nicole Kidman kept their romance under wraps while they were courting.
Quote: "I want to be in love for the rest of my life. I want to be an old woman still married to Keith. And looking back going, 'What a lovely, lovely journey together.'" Nicole Kidman can't imagine life without her beloved husband Keith Urban.
Quote: "It can get a little hairy sometimes. I've had a few injuries, but hey, it's rock 'n' roll." Country star Keith Urban has some close encounters with over-zealous fans.
Quote: "She has got all Nic's good features. The eyes are probably like mine but she has got Nic's skin and hair and long legs." Keith Urban is glad his daughter SUNDAY ROSE takes after her mum Nicole Kidman.
Fact: Grammy winner GEORGE STRAIT's acceptance as the Academy of Country Music's artist of the decade will be aired on U.S. TV on Wednesday night (27May09). The ceremony features performances from Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift and Tim Mcgraw.
Quote: "We had the name picked out before. We didnt want her to be born on Sunday." Country star Keith Urban on calling his daughter SUNDAY ROSE.
Quote: "We live in a place (that's) a bit too desolate (for people to recognise us), and we know too many back roads. We can just get out and do normal stuff. We really appreciate being able to go to a restaurant, go to the movies, just anywhere, any time. It's such a blessing for us to be able to do that." Keith Urban is grateful he and wife Nicole Kidman can go around unnoticed in Nashville, Tennessee.
Quote: "That little girl has been such a blessing, coming into our life this year. Being able to find a home here in Nashville and get some balance in both of our lives is just such a blessing," Keith Urban can't wait to celebrate his first Thanksgiving with his and Nicole Kidman's four-month-old baby SUNDAY ROSE.
Quote: "Keith is my sexiest man alive. He is the man I love and everything is sexy about him." Hollywood star Nicole Kidman disagrees with People Magazine editors crowning her AUSTRALIA co-star Hugh Jackman as the Sexiest Man Alive, insisting her country singer husband Keith Urban would get her vote.
Quote: "You just say, 'This is a priority,' and marriage is our priority. If something fits into that, great. And if it doesn't, then I have no trouble saying no. It's that simple." Actress Nicole Kidman finds it easy to refuse work so that she never goes more than one week without seeing her country music husband Keith Urban.
Fact: AUSTRALIA co-stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman will team up to present a top prize at the CMA Awards on Wednesday (12Nov08). Kidman is married to country star Keith Urban, who is nominated for Entertainer of The Year and Male Vocalist of The Year.
Quote: "(She looks) so much like Keith. I call her Keith-ette... I didn't even get a look in. I think she got my fair skin and that's about it." Nicole Kidman coos about baby daughter SUNDAY ROSE, who looks just like her dad, country star Keith Urban.
Quote: "My baby has given me a lot of peace and my marriage has given me an enormous amount of peace. When you are loved and able to give love, you exist in an extremely peaceful place." Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman insists starting a family with husband Keith Urban has been a calming experience.
Quote: "It was the most beautiful thing to go through with him (Keith Urban). I had a great team of women, too. At one point there were nine women in the room and Keith." Nicole Kidman on the birth of her daughter SUNDAY ROSE.
Fact: Country music hunks Brad Paisley and Keith Urban have recorded a duet. The track, START A BAND, will be the first single released from Paisley's new album PLAY. Ironically both Paisley and Urban will compete for the coveted Entertainer of The Year prize at the upcoming Country Music Awards (08).
Quote: "When my wife's working and I've got time off, I'm just Mr. Mom during the day, taking care of the little girl." Country singer Keith Urban loves being a hands-on father to baby Sunday Rose, his two-month-old daughter with actress wife Nicole Kidman.
Quote: "So long as the Titans and Giants aren't playing each other, we're all good." Country star Keith Urban, who helped kick off the American football season on Thursday night (04Sep08) with a pre-game performance, admits he and wife Nicole Kidman love the sport, but support different teams.
Fact: Australian singers Keith Urban and Olivia Newton-John are teaming up to record a track for the GREASE actress' forthcoming LP. The pair will collaborate on a song for OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN + FRIENDS: A CELEBRATION IN SONG, which will help raise funds for cancer charities.
Fact: Pregnant actress Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban spent Independence Day (04Jul08) "blowing things up" at pal RONNIE DUNN's Nashville, Tennessee home. The couple joined family and friends at the BROOKS + DUNN star's annual homemade firework display.
Fact: Australian actress Nicole Kidman's first biological child will be born in Tennessee, where the Moulin Rouge! star lives with her country music singer husband Keith Urban. The baby is expected later this summer (08).
Fact: Keith Urban made one lucky fan's dream come true at the CMA Country Festival in Nashville, Tennessee at the weekend (0608Jun08) when he gave away the guitar he was playing. The generous Aussie star jumped into the audience during his show, signed his instrument and gave it to a fan.
Quote: "They say the first year of marriage is the hardest. Well, it's 18 months now and everything is fine. Please God it will stay like that." Nicole Kidman prays husband Keith Urban will stay sober in the New Year.
Quote: "I do the old man view now. I picture myself in my eighties looking back at my life. A tour? One record? That is such a blip on the radar." Country star Keith Urban reveals what he learnt during his 90 days at the Betty Ford clinic in Palm Springs, California.
Fact: Singer/songwriter Keith Urban has been added to the New York leg of next month's (Jul07) Live Earth global warming awareness event.
Fact: Country star Keith Urban has been given something to smile about as he tackles alcoholism in rehab - his 2004 album BE HERE has just been certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) for shipments of four million copies.
Fact: Country superstar Keith Urban joined Sheryl Crow on stage at the Starwood Ampitheatre in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday (08OCT06). The pair played Crow's IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY and the Tom Petty/Stevie Nicks duet STOP DRAGGIN' MY HEART AROUND.
Fact: The editors of US magazine Interview are getting their money's worth of SIR Elton John this month - the regular contributor not only pens his own pop music column, but interviews Keith Urban and The Killers in the publication.
Fact: The editors of US magazine Interview are getting their money's worth of SIR Elton John this month - the regular contributor not only pens his own pop music column, but interviews Keith Urban and The Killers in the publication.
Fact: Guests at the Sunday (25JUN06) wedding of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban feasted on a tuna starter, a choice of Tasmanian Atlantic salmon or lamb for main course and a raspberry and mascarpone dessert to finish.
Quote: "They are absolutely perfect together. Keith and I go back to 1994, I've never seen him this happy." Keith Urban's former US manager ANASTASIA BROWN approves of the country singer's Sunday (25JUN06) marriage to Nicole Kidman.
Fact: <p>Following the media trend of merging celebrity couples' names, newspapers in Keith Urban's hometown of Tennessee have started referring to the country singer and his actress girlfriend Nicole Kidman as "Kicole". </p>
Quote: <p>"My girlfriend and I made love in an airplane bathroom. We wanted to see if it could be done and it can - but you need to be very supple." Country music hunk Keith Urban reveals he's a member of the Mile High Club, thanks to a willing ex. The singer is currently dating Nicole Kidman. </p>
Fact: <p>It's shaping up to be the best week of Aussie country star Keith Urban's career - as well as picking up two top Country Music Association honours at the CMAs last night (15NOV05), the singer/songwriter was presented the CMA's International Artist Achievement Award during a low-key ceremony on Sunday (13NOV05) at the Australian Consulate General in New York City. </p>
Fact: <p>Keith Urban, the Aussie country singer reportedly romancing Nicole Kidman, once stripped off for a photospread in Playgirl magazine. In one revealing shot Urban stood naked with a guitar covering his genitals. </p>