Tuesday, August 25, 2009




When Keith brings his headlining Escape Together World Tour Together With KC Masterpiece© and Kingsford© to the Sommet Center in Nashville, TN this Saturday night it will give him the chance to share some exciting news with his fans. For fans that cannot attend the show on Saturday, the announcement will be streamed live on Keith's website. So make sure you come back to Keith's website around 9PM Central on Saturday night. Keith will follow up this announcement with a press conference on Monday at the Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum. This event will also be streamed live on Keith's website. Stay tuned for more details to come!

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This just in from the streets of Nashville....

Keith will be announcing a benefit concert, "All for the Hall", to take place on October 13th. Jason Aldean is on board, as well as Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Vince Gill. Tickets are $25.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Oh, he's married to Nicole Kidman? Really?

Why are we being reminded THREE times in this article about who he's married to? He's performing his MUSIC in Pittsburgh, Kellie.

Country star Keith Urban sings a happy song

By Kellie B. Gormly
Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Keith Urban's life has been golden for the past few years, and it shows in his most recent music, fans say; he has lived up to his earlier hit, "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me."

Urban, who will perform tonight at Mellon Arena, has enjoyed many positive life changes: sobriety after rehab, his marriage to movie star Nicole Kidman, and last year's birth of the couple's daughter, Sunday Rose. The new optimism and fulfillment shine through the lyrics in his latest album, "Defying Gravity," which came out in March, fans and music industry officials say.

"I certainly think you can make the statement that ... the CD has more of a sunny, maybe more positive outlook than some of his previous work," says Frank Bell, vice president of programming for country radio station Froggy 98.3. "It's a reflection ... of coming through rehab, and how good his life is going in the sense of being married to Nicole Kidman and having a baby."

Urban called Bell last year in the wee hours of the morning Australian time, when he was up changing the baby's diaper, Bell says. Urban had a list of radio stations he should call, including Froggy, and he sounded very happy, Bell says.

"I think he's got a lot of very positive things going on in his life right now," he says. "He has a very successful concert tour, and his album's doing well. He's got a lot to be thankful for right now. He's just a great individual."

"Defying Gravity" includes the current single "Only You Can Love Me This Way" and the recent No. 1 tune "Sweet Thing." Jeremy Mulder, a Froggy DJ who does the afternoon show under the name "Danger Frog," says he regularly sings "Sweet Thing" to his new wife, Kelly.

"Keith Urban songs make you want to sing, even if you can't," Mulder says jokingly.

He agrees that Urban's newest music demonstrates a shift from his earlier work.

"He married a beautiful, Oscar-winning actress," says Mulder, a big fan. "Now ... he's talking about some of the love in his life. ... It's still good, but just in a different way.

"Even when things weren't great, (Urban) had an optimistic view on life. No one can play the guitar like him ... and he has a great voice."

Bettyann Grooms, a fan from Kennedy, says she fell in love with Urban about three years ago when she saw a DVD of one of his live concerts. Later, when she went to an Urban concert at Mellon Arena, she sat in the front row and caught a guitar pick he threw.

"He's just so talented, not to mention extremely gorgeous," says Grooms, 36. "I think ... he is an amazing writer. His music just speaks to me ... with my life experiences."

She agrees that "Defying Gravity" reflects the happy spot where Urban is in his life right now.

"A lot of his music, especially ballads, have been about love lost and the search for Ms. Right," Grooms says. "Now, you can hear the love in his music. He's found that person. He really relates that in his music now."

Grooms' fiance, Frank Farmer, agrees that Urban's latest music is happier and more lighthearted. Farmer also says he likes Urban's personality.

"He seems to be really down to earth -- a real person, and not just an entertainer," says Farmer, 43. "He seems like somebody you can just walk up to and have a conversation with."

Bell also praises Urban's personality and kindness.

"He's one of those guys who certainly is qualified as a star in any sense of the word, but when you meet him, he is so down to earth, he is so likable, and he is so genuine," Bell says. "He has all of the qualities that you would want to have in your best friend."

Kellie B. Gormly can be reached at kgormly@tribweb.com or 412-320-7824.


Sunday, August 2, 2009

One question from the last blog might have been answered

Apparently a vacation with the contractual spouse is more important than getting to your show, right Keith? It seems that Mr. Urban arrived at 7:30 PM for his Boston show on July 31. Flight delays returning from vacation were the cause. We don't want to hear your lame apology because most of us will never be able to go to Italy, the rumored vacation spot for the Kidmans. Many of us scrimped and saved to afford your show and your degrading remark to a sold out audience was not only condescending, but highly unprofessional.

In this writer's opinion, perhaps it is time for Mr. Urban to think about taking a permanent vacation, while the rest of us spend our money and our time finding an artist worthy of the investment.