Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Keith Urban and his Little Black Speedo

We've all seen too many photos of Keith in his Speedo at a hotel swimming pool in France. Photos that were supposedly taken on his 45th birthday, even though it was quite chilly in the south of France that  day. He was with his oldest daughter, Sunday. Was this a pre-arranged photo op? If not, why were the paparrazi hanging around a pool in Nice. If so, why?

Then, we get the following quote from Kidman:

"...I'm living in a friend's house in Nice. My two daughters* are with me, Sunday Rose, who's 4, and Faith Margaret, who's 2. My mother is about to fly in from Australia to babysit. Then Keith will be arriving . . . My family is with me. My family." 

(*Hello, Ms. Kidman. You have three daughters)

We'll leave you with the following Fashion Police video. You are welcome for the laugh.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Keith's Officially on American Idol

It's been rumored for a long time, but it's finally official. Ryan Seacrest tweeted the top photo, and Keith "announced" on twitter that he's part of the American Idol team.

The second photo is the "seating" of the judges...

Will this be a boost to his career in the US? What about his tour, new CD, and quitting "The Voice" in Oz? Let's discuss.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Another Letter from the UM Mailbag

Dear Mr. Urban,

Just recently I was visiting your website and seen a topic posted in the monkeyville forum titled "Behavior at Concerts - Getting Scarier."  Just in case you do not get informed of what is said on your fan site, try going to the search and finding the thread.  You might find it to be some interesting reading...permitting you care about your fans the way you say you do.  I realize, as I'm sure many others do, that you want your fans to have a good time.  However, there needs to be a limit to the freedom you are allowing them to have at your concerts. 

First and foremost, people are getting hurt, and not just young people, but your elderly fans as well.  It's nice that you allow fans to come up to the stage, but you have got to limit this to the first couple of rows.  Your fans come running down from everywhere in an arena from the 14th row to the nosebleed sections because YOU tell security to let them come up.  Many, and I do repeat, MANY of your fans come charging in like a herd trying to get up to the stage and don't care who they knock over in the process.  People are getting hurt!!! 

Secondly, while I have lucked out and usually have gotten very good seats, there are fans that go through ticket brokers and pay extremely high prices for seats in the first couple of rows.  Do you really feel it's fair for those fans to have a ton of people standing in front of them?  Would you like it?  If they pay for 1st row, they should not have anyone in front of them except you and your band.  I had 2nd row seats at a fair one year to one of your concerts one time but it was actually about 4th row by the time people came up there.  I've seen it much worse than that in arenas.  At another concert several years ago my husband and I had front row seats.  We went to use the restroom after the opening act, and by the time we came back, we couldn't even get to our front row seats.  When we started working our way through the crowd, YOUR fans were yelling at us.  When I told them we had front row seats and asked them where their seats were, their reply was "Keith don't care.  He says we can come down to the stage."  That's wrong!!  There's no debating how wrong that is.  Your fans will only listen to you, and you tell them to come down without giving one thought to the people who have seats in the first couple of rows.  It doesn't matter if they lucked out and got good seats through Ticketmaster or if they paid a high price through a broker.  They are entitled to not have your fans, most of which are irresponsible teenagers who think if you see them that they are going to get lucky with you, come shoving and pushing their way to the front.  They didn't pay for 4th row or 5th row.  They paid for 1st row, 2nd row, etc.  Most of your fans are immature, irresponsible, and have no regard for anyone they run over or who they are standing in front of.  Your target audience shouldn't be hormonal teenage girls.  Leave that to Bieber!!!  However, since you do attract a younger crowd, please, for the love of God, start telling them to act like adults and put a stipulation on which fans you let come up to the stage.  Someone is going to get seriously hurt, and if you encourage fans to come up to the stage, you are equally to blame as the fans who come charging in and hurt someone.  In fact, I can't just blame it on the young teenagers and 20-year-olds.  There are older fans that do it too because you say it's okay.  Most of your fans who appreciate your music and not JUST your looks, are getting fed up. 

Also, fans are standing on their seats because you tell them it's okay to do so.  Hello!!!  Not only is someone going to get hurt, but the people behind them cannot see.  Fans will not keep paying to go to your concerts if they are going to get trampled on or cannot see because of someone standing on their seat.  Is it going to take someone going to the hospital, or even worse, someone breaking their neck because someone standing on a chair falls on them before something is done?  Please, stop with the free-for-all.  I realize some country artists are going to general admission, and that is a horrible idea.  People are getting hurt at those too, and fights are occuring more and more.  Country music has evolved, but it doesn't mean the artists have to be irresponsible and do things that allow others to get hurt.  Save that for the rockers with mosh pits.  If your a teenage fan then I suppose they think it's cool, and if that's the kind of following you want (nothing but teens and 20s), then by all means go with the flow.  However, if you want a good fan base and good ticket sales without people getting hurt or cops breaking up fights, then speak up.  The ones who don't like it aren't worth having as fans anyway.  Your loyal fans will always be your fans unless you continue with this.  More and more of your loyal fans are starting to avoid your concerts because of everything I have just said.  This isn't the first time I have read this either on YOUR fan club website.  There are just more who are speaking up.  Your fans will continue to try and get as close as they can unless YOU set limits and let those limits be known to security so that they can stop this.  By the way, it isn't just senior citizens complaining of this on your website.  Many of your fans including ones in their 30s, 40s, 50s, etc., are complaining.  The ones who aren't complaing and like the fact that you allow this will be all for what you do until they themselves or someone they are with gets hurt.  Lets not forget, their are elderly people, as well as kids at your concerts.  Do you really want a child to be harmed because your immature, hormonal crazed fans don't care who they run over?  Do you really want anyone to get hurt?  No?  Well, it's too late.  There have already been several hurt in the last few years at your concerts.  All you can do is start setting boundaries, i.e., only the first 2 rows are allowed at the stage.  Everyone else is to remain where their seats are.  If you don't, then that speaks volumes!!


A Fan

P.S.  I wanted to mention before you or your fans blame the behavior at your concerts on alcohol, that is not the problem here.  While alcohol may add fuel to the fire for some of your fans' behavior, it is not to blame for the majority of fans trying to get up front.  When reading through that thread, some acknowledge that the problem is because you tell fans they can do whatever they want, i.e., come up front by the stage, stand on their seats, and also tell security to not stop them from doing this.  However, there are also fans of yours that posted in that thread that they believe it's the alcohol that is the problem.  That is a bunch of crap.  For anyone who wants to dispute that, let them read the threads for your latest concerts.  You will see in many of the posts a statement that says something like "I managed to get up front."  What does that say?  It says that your fans worked their way in front of people so they could get as close as possible.  I've seen this in MANY reviews of your concerts on your Monkeyville forum.  Were those fans drunk?  Fans cannot blame this on alcohol and then turn around and do the exact same thing that they blamed on drinking.  That's a double standard if I ever did here one.  When other fans see a fan of yours post that they managed to get close or managed to get up by the stage, then other fans on your website need to call them out on it.  How many of your fans who manage to get good seats, i.e, first or second row, would tolerate others coming down and standing in front of them.  It's just wrong, and I hope that you read this, or at least someone you know reads this, and that you understand what is being done at your concerts.  I also forgot to mention that your ticket prices vary through Ticketmaster based on where the seats are at.  Do you think it's fair that someone who paid, for example, $25.00 for a seat is allowed to come down by the stage where those people paid $75.00 for a seat?  

Monday, August 27, 2012

How the general public view Keith Urban....

And this, my dears, is the general public's view of Mr. Urban...

The Sad Quest for a Country-Singing 'American Idol' Judge
By Anthony Easton

The long-running talent show badly needs a charismatic Nashville talent on its roster, but may have to settle for the blandest of the bunch: Keith Urban.

American Idol no longer dominates the TV talent-show universe the way it once did. The viewership for the final episode of its most recent season was down 26 percent from last year's, and its winning artists are not succeeding as pop superstars. NBC's rival upstart singing competition The Voice meanwhile, has been pulling in solid ratings with hipper judges across a variety of musical genres, and a format that encourages mentorship and experimentation.

Fox continues to hire new Idol judges—more famous judges, judges who are musicians themselves—and even this has not stanched the ratings loss. It's fascinating, though, to think through the rationale behind what does and doesn't make a suitable judge for each of these shows.

Last year, when Cowell was launching an American X Factor, he hired Britney Spears—who is a bit more famous and has more tabloid tentacles than The Voice's Christina Aguilera. But X Factor is still B-list, and you want someone with longevity, more fame, and more power for the august Idol—and so you hire J-Lo, and when J-Lo becomes dissatisfied, you spend weeks flirting with the press, laying out names, and finally settling on Mariah Carey, who has been singing for decades and still has a viable career.

One of the ways that 'Idol' might succeed is to play up its safeness--to inherit the Ed-Sullivan tradition of filming Elvis from the waist up.

Things get trickier where country music is involved. Idol needs a country judge. Its only relatively recent, genuine blockbuster, bigger-than-the-show superstar comes from country (Carrie Underwood). Most of its medium successes are country singers (Kellie Pickler, Scott McCrery). Even artists who started off as rock are now singing with Reba and moving to Nashville (Kelly Clarkson).

The Voice has had a country judge all along: the platinum-selling, Grammy-winning, Oklahoma native Blake Shelton. A few years ago, Shelton successfully retooled the aw-shucks image created in story songs like "Old Red" or "Austin" to embrace the aggro-redneck aesthetic that has become fashionable of late—making himself commercially appealing to a younger set.

Country upstarts were following his lead. (See Shelton in 2010 releasing a photo with a buck he shot and Jason Aldean releasing a similar image a year later). Shelton curses. He tells jokes that he shouldn't. His religious views are often ambiguous. He feels comfortable with the un-country-aspects of his fellow Voice judges: the Vegas-y pseudo-sleaze of Adam Levine and Cee Lo's voracious appetites for well, everything.
This week's news that Nicki Minaj may join the Idol judge's table reinforces the notion of Idol remaking itself in The Voice's image. Minaj checks the boxes of contemporary, "urban," and connected to both pop and hip-hop—and so does Cee-Lo. But she doesn't solve Idol's country problem. The show needs a country singer with a personality, who is as famous as Shelton, who has a substantive body of work, and is willing to work with Idol.

The list of singers who fit those criteria isn't that long. There's Reba McEntire, who has had 30 years in the business, but she thought she would be "too nice" and bowed out. There was discussion of hiring Toby Keith, who had the body of work, and could have functioned as the no-nonsense, low-bull ballast to the rest of the fairly friendly Idol cast, but he turned them down as well—though that might have been for the best, as he seems to be too much like Shelton, but with more political baggage.

For a while, it looked like Idol's producers could have gone in a completely opposite direction and hired Brad Paisley. His cornpone earnestness, rounded traditionalism, and experience with the tension between irony and sincerity—a tension that The Voice has rejected, and Idol has stumbled upon almost accidentally—could have offered a way for the show to separate itself from its competitors who are shouldering in.

But it appears that Idol will be opting for a purer, dumber earnestness, at least if you believe the reports that they are on the verge of hiring Keith Urban. The 44-year-old Aussie hunk singers shares Shelton's taste for sweeping ballads and emotional bloodletting, but the two men are fundamentally different public figures. Shelton has swagger; he moves his hips. Urban's talent and sexuality rest on a mushy seductive routine, where pleasure seems to be less about desire and more about a drowning in syrup. Shelton's view of pleasure, meanwhile, centers on more concrete, adult pursuits: sex, bourbon, and hunting.

Urban's a competent journeyman, with a one-dimensional public persona, who got lucky in Nashville. Part of that luck, it has to be said, has to do with his marriage to Nicole Kidman, a marriage that somehow—in contrast to other high-profile celebrity pairings—has only upped its members' blandness. Kidman's talents have caused at least one film critic to write an entire book about her, and she makes edgy and difficult choices. But rather than lending Urban that edge, she seems to have lost some by associating with him. Judging by the headlines over the past few weeks, Urban was the country-singer of last resort for Idol—as well he should have been. He offers nothing the other contenders brought to the table. You could argue that his lack of charisma works as an alternative to Shelton's excess, but Idol doesn't need less charisma. They just need a different kind of charisma: one that is patriotic, proudly unhip, that does not swagger—one that Paisley would have provided.

American Idol is a teenage show, a safe show. Occasionally it tries to be cooler, but its recent contestants—with the possible exception of Adam Lambert—are milquetoast. Think of the virginal Scott McCrery, or the folk revivalist Phillip Phillips, a Mumford and Sons clone who won't even cuss. Both of them are charming, sweet, and deeply unthreatening. Urban does not even manage this sweetness.

One of the ways that Idol might succeed, then, is to play up its safeness—to recognize itself as the inheritor of Ed Sullivan's tradition of filming Elvis from the waist up and not letting the Rolling Stones "spend the night together." Urban has the earnestness, but it's directionless and vague—a guilelessness generated by simply having no point of view. Paisley's earnestness has a direction, and that direction is pointed explicitly where Idol has gone and needs to go. 511/

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

From the UM Mailbag

Dear Urban Myths,
Did you see the article in the Tennessean about Keith firing his production team?

If I'm reading this right, he has fired Dann Huff and Justin Niebank, two of Nashville's most successful names in production. And these two were there, for the last 10 years, holding his hand whenever his personal life started to spin out of control. Huff especially took Keith into his family on a personal basis.

Maybe that big blowout that Keith mentioned between himself and Huff (on DG? On GC? I forget...) was a precursor. In any event, I'm fascinated by this turn of events. This is big. Nobody fires an award-winning, money-making team. Nobody.

Give the man his due for tearing everything down--again--and starting over.

If he puts together an album dedicated to his marriage and The Muse Who Saved Him, it'll tank. But if he really reinvents his music, it could be a completely fresh start for a man who'd grown stale.

The schedule for all this to be finished is problematic, tho. And the fact that after several months of writing, he has only 6 or 7 songs done. Not good. 

Urban Chat 15 shows him in the studio, writing AND recording a song at the same time. Lack of preparation?  Lack of time? Either way, also not good. And no guitar-wizard Huff to lean on. 

Or, very possibly, Huff is relieved to be gone from Keith's circle. It could be that he needed a fresh vista himself, and is now free of Keith and his needs/demands. Huff has too many other artists to contend with: Carrie, Rascal Flatts, and Faith (amongst others) in addition to new bands that he's championing, including his own daughter. He's in demand and has a full plate.  

So here's a possible correction to my first assumption: Was the split by mutual agreement? 

Or did Huff sit Keith down and ask to be released...

Who pulled the trigger?


A long time reader

Monday, July 2, 2012

Lainey obviously sees what we  do as far as Kidman's relationship with Bella and Connor. She has quite a bit to say about the Holmes/Cruise divorce, but this was most interesting from today:

Katie, Nicole, and Rupert

I find it pretty rich that Rupert Murdoch, who could out-sinister Dick Cheney and Karl Rove, is attacking Scientology but whatever, that’s another conversation. Murdoch, who is very, very close with Nicole Kidman, which is why none of his tabloids ever sh-t on her, this weekend about Scientology. Here’s what he wrote:

Scientology back in news. Very weird cult, but big, big money involved with Tom Cruise either number two or three in hiearchy.

Watch Katie Holmes and Scientology story develop. Something creepy, maybe even evil, about these people.

Maybe? Please. As IF he doesn’t know. As IF they didn’t try to recruit him at some point. But will this help Katie? Katie Holmes doesn’t need his help. She’s doing a great job helping herself.
Katie Holmes is the courageous mother who will fight to protect her child!
Katie Holmes staged a daring escape to save Suri from Scientology!
Katie Holmes is risking it all for the sake of her daughter!

Did Nicole?

Nicole Kidman has previously said that her children chose to stay with their father and therefore spending not too much time with their mother. Isabella and Connor have been raised as Scientologists. Theirs is the path that Katie doesn’t want for Suri. Katie is taking on the Church so that Suri doesn’t have their lives. Katie is doing what Nicole couldn’t...or wouldn’t?

In fairness, Tom Cruise was a lot more powerful when he and Nicole broke up. I’m sure she was extremely intimidated. But she was also protecting her own career. That’s one of the ways he could have threatened her. And she made her choices accordingly. What’s the answer though if you were to ask - did Nicole Kidman do EVERYTHING, sacrifice ANYTHING, for the wellbeing of her children?

The Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise split has dominated discussion the last 4 days. Those conversations have included Nicole and her kids and Tom Cruise’s custody of those two kids - which is what Katie’s trying to prevent. Of course the comparisons are inevitable. And because Katie’s such a f-ckin’ baller now, with nothing to lose, really, and not even a career because, let’s face it, she’s not winning an Oscar in 2 years the way Nicole did, in those comparisons, Nicole comes out wanting. To some it looks like Katie’s throwing down against Xenu but Nicole, Nicole she just walked away...

So why is Rupert Murdoch getting all up in Katie’s business? Well, the old bitch loves the attention, obviously, but he’s also doing it for his friend. To remind us that his friend, the poor frail Nicole Kidman, faced an evil foe, a seemingly insurmountable one, and therefore should not be blamed for not standing up to it...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Keith on The Voice - Australia

Apparently our lad has quite taken the land of Oz by storm by his appearance on their local tellies. He's now known as "Our Keith", and his Ms. Kidman is now "Keith's wife". His long sought recognition in his homeland is coming to fruition.

The final show is coming up Monday (Oz time). Of course we expect to see Keith's wife in the audience cheering on Darren Percival. What we'd really love to see are Keith's parents and perhaps even his brother and his family in the audience, as well.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Caption This!

It's been a while, but this pic from Cannes is definitely worthy of a caption... go for it!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Voice - Australia

A longtime reader suggested we discuss Keith's role on the Oz version of The Voice. Of course, Keith has said Kidman persuaded him to do the show. Does she still have the "connections" in Oz to have secured the role for him? Did she deliver on her promise to make him famous in Australia? Is she surprised that he has become so popular there, that he is no longer referred to as Mr. Nicole Kidman, but "Our Keith"? Is she happy for him? Is she regretful that perhaps he is becoming more popular than she is in her homeland? Or is Keith finally being recognized in Oz based solely on his work and his own merit?

Let's discuss!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Keith Urban invited to join the Opry

Keith Urban invited to join the Opry

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Blind Item from Crazy Days & Nights

Is there any doubt this is Kidman?

Today's Blind Items - The Actress

The actress I am going to discuss today has actually been in a blind in the past few weeks. She was not the star, but was a player in one of the blinds and perhaps if you put this piece of the puzzle together with another piece it will all fall into place because several of these definitely connect.

Let me start off by saying that this actress is A list. Huge star. Academy Award winner. Quite possibly also the coldest person on the planet. The only emotion you will ever see from this actress is on the set. Even when she has something truly awful happen to her, she shows nothing on the outside. Rage on the inside and she will make you pay, but solid calm on the outside.

Anyway, our actress has been married before. She is also currently married. Our actress has had a plan from day 1. Not day 1 of her career, but day 1 of meeting another individual who became a central part of her life and changed her from someone warm and funny to the coldest person alive. He should know because he is the coldest man alive. He told her she needed a plan and in the first week they were together he made her list out hundreds of goals and objectives for herself. Everyday he drilled her on the goals and objectives and asked her what she had done about each one. The grillings could last hours and he hammered at her over and over. At first she was scared and wanted to leave but he kept her there. He basically turned her into a prisoner. She became a totally different person and became focused only on reaching those goals.

Fun was removed from her life. Everything had to have a purpose. There is no wasted motion or effort. If you go outside, you have to have a reason. When you hit a red carpet, there are certain things you must do everytime. The dress you are going to wear should not be about the way it makes you feel, but the message you are trying to share or convey. Gestures are not random, they should all be planned. Touching yourself or your partner or not should be planned. Our actress maps out every second of everyday.

After her split from The Controller, our actress got involved for a short time with a celebrity who is on everyone's wish list. She fell for him hard for about three days. It seemed to last longer but it was three days. She just could not enjoy herself with a guy who was so free spirited and out of control reckless. This is an actress who just like in her public life plans everything in her personal life too. Sex? She knows exactly what she will do and when she will do it. She has three or four different programs that she follows. Her current husband actually gets no sex at all whatsoever. They sleep in separate bedrooms much as she did in her past relationship. She runs his life. He also used to be a free spirit, albeit one with some issues. Yes, she straightened those out, but has changed him into a machine. The actress believes that children are props that are used to advance a career and play a part in success. They are to be brought out and displayed when it is most advantageous. New movie? Bring out a child. New job somewhere? Bring out a child. Someone writes they have not seen a child in sometime, bingo, one of the people hired to look for such things brings it up and the child is produced the next day.

Our actress used to do a lot of drugs and booze. Now? Nothing. She eats barely any food and expects the same of her husband. Surprisingly though, despite his past issues she lets him have several drinks each night and even to smoke pot. She thinks it keeps him more docile. She has been beaten before by him when he was sober so she lets him drink and smoke but only in the house and without friends there. Friends? The couple has no friends. She got rid of his friends a long time ago just as her friends were banished when she met The Controller. Our actress has exactly one friend. Brought out now once a year for lunch. Her husband? None. Although he gets along well with the security guards.

Our actress has sex with exactly one person. Her trainer. Has been with him for years and years that way. Exercise and then sex without fail several times a week forever. Yes, it even goes back to her time with The Controller because he did not have time for such things. His only rule about the sex with the trainer? Had to be in the house and the trainer signed a brutal confidentiality agreement.

The one problem in the plan of the actress after all these years is that no matter how hard she tries she cannot make people go see her movies. She still has not figured out though that she might be the problem and not others. If a movie bombs she never speaks to the people involved again. If it does well. she basks in the glow and takes all the credit. With all the bombs she has had over the past few years most bridges have been burned. She is still working her plan, but now her career seems to be out of her control. Lately she has started to follow a new plan to get her in the good graces of the public. Dutiful wife and mother. The problem is after so many years of not caring, it is tough to believe that she really ants to be either.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

2012 ACM Award Nominations - Where's Waldo?

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Chris Young

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year
Love and Theft
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

New Artist of the Year (Nominees on Jan. 30th)

Album of the year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)

Chief – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
Produced by: Arturo Buenahora, Jr., Jay Joyce

Four The Record – Miranda Lambert (RCA)
Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kenny Chesney (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean (Broken Bow Records)
Produced by: Michael Knox

Own The Night – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley

Single Record of the Year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)

Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville)
Produced by: Mike Wrucke

Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson (Broken Bow Records)
Produced by: Michael Knox

Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith (Show Dog-Universal Music)
Produced by: Toby Keith

Tomorrow – Chris Young (RCA)
Produced by: James Stroud

You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Song of the Year (Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s))

Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band
Composers: Lee Brice, Liz Rose
Publishers: Cake Taker Music (BMI), Mike Curb Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree
Publishing (BMI), Sweet Hysteria Music (BMI)

Home – Dierks Bentley
Composers: Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley, Dan Wilson
Publishers: Big White Tracks (ASCAP), Chestnut Barn Music (BMI), Chrysalis Music/BMG Rights (ASCAP), Chrysalis One Songs (BMI)

Just A Kiss – Lady Antebellum
Composers: Dallas Davidson, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott
Publishers: Dwhaywood Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), EMI Foray Music (SESAC), Hillary Dawn Songs (SESAC), Radiobulletspublishing (BMI), String Stretcher Music (BMI) Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

Threaten Me With Heaven – Vince Gill
Composers: Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Dillon O’Brian, Will Owsley
Publishers: Grant Girls Music (ASCAP), Vinny Mae Music (BMI), Willie-O Music (ASCAP)

You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
Composers: Matraca Berg, Deana Carter
Publishers: Deanaling Music (ASCAP), Hannaberg Music (BMI), Songs of Universal Inc., (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

Songwriter of the Year
Rhett Akins
Dallas Davidson
Ben Hayslip
Luke Laird
David Lee Murphy

Video of the Year (Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s))

Homeboy – Eric Church
Producer: Brandon Arolfo
Director: Peter Zavadil

Just A Kiss – Lady Antebellum
Producer: Don Lepore
Director: Shawn Silva

Mean – Taylor Swift
Producer: Oualid Mouaness
Director: Declan Whitebloom

Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith
Producer: Mark Kalbfeld
Director: Michael Salomon

Tattoos On This Town – Jason Aldean
Producer: John Burke
Director: Wes Edwards

Vocal Event of the Year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)

Country Boy – Aaron Lewis Featuring George Jones & Charlie Daniels (R&J Records)
Produced by: Aaron Lewis, James Stroud

Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson (Broken Bow Records)
Produced by: Michael Knox

Old Alabama – Brad Paisley Featuring Alabama (Arista Nashville)
Produced by: Frank Rogers

Remind Me – Brad Paisley Duet With Carrie Underwood (Arista Nashville)
Produced by: Frank Rogers

You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Another Paparazzo Beating by Keith?

We are all well aware of the pap beating by Kidman's bodyguards in L.A. when she was "pregnant" with Sunday. That incident was actually caught on tape. And we were able to see it online for a short time. Why were no charges filed? Did she dismiss the bodyguards because of it, or did they quit? How much money changed hands? So many questions.

Then a story came out in August that Keith verbally attacked a pap and kicked and pounded on his car in Nashville as Kidman & Urban were leaving a restaurant in July. Supposedly Keith was going to be questioned, but apparently no charges were filed. Again. Did the Urbans shell out more money to keep him quiet?


Yesterday, a story appeared on a website that Keith physically attacked a pap in L.A. on New Year's Eve, again leaving a restaurant with Kidman. This pap was supposedly treated in a hospital. Will charges be filed? They should be, if this story is true. Or, will the almighty dollar once again buy silence?


In the two most recent incidents we have not seen the photos that were supposedly being taken of the couple. Why does Keith lose his temper with the paps sometimes, and at other times smiles and waves at them?  Let's discuss.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Blind Item Reveals from Crazy Days & Nights

How would you like to be married to someone for a few years and have sex only a handful of times. Well, that is exactly the type of marriage a former A list movie actress and Academy Award winner/nominee has with her celebrity husband. They do always seem a little strained. Maybe a quickie would help.

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban

When I tell you later about this couple having sex, your jaw will hit the floor. You just would not expect it in a million years. This happened in the very late 80's and very early 90's. This permanent A list actor who has not really done anything lately to continue to merit that status was dating three actresses at the same time. One actress became his wife. One was someone who would help him with his kinks, and our actor has a lot of them. The other was an actress who was just starting out at the time, but is now pretty close to A list and once actually was. Much like Hugh Hefner, our actor would rotate the three throughout the week, and often throughout the same 24 hours. Apparently he really liked the newcomer, but she thought he was way too old for her. So, she moved on and probably regrets who she moved on to almost everyday.

#1 - Warren Beatty
#2 - Annette Bening
#3 - Madonna
#4 - Nicole Kidman

Just had to add a few pics... haha!