June 27, 2013

Keith Urban's Fuse Cuts & Co-Writes

For more information click HERE

Looks good Keith!

"California Kind" (Jessi Alexander / John Shanks / Keith Urban)

"Come Back To Me" (Brandy Clark / Shane McAnally / Trevor Rosen)

"Cop Car" (Zach Crowell / Sam Hunt / Matt Jenkins)

"Even The Stars Fall For You" (Ross Copperman / David Lee Murphy / Keith Urban)

"Everytime You Say Goodbye" (Shane McAnally / Keith Urban)

"Free Fallin’ In Love" (Ross Copperman / Jaren Johnston / Keith Urban)

"Good In This Goodbye" (Shane McAnally / Keith Urban)

"Good Life" (Luke Laird / Keith Urban)

"I Know A Good Thing" (Mike Elizondo / Natalie Hemby / Keith Urban)

"I’ll Treat You Right" (Rodney Crowell / Keith Urban)

"Little Bit Of Everything" (Kevin Rudolf / Brad Warren / Brett Warren)

"Lucky Charm" (Jay Joyce / Jeremy Spillman / Keith Urban)

"Mine All Mine" (Ross Copperman / Jaren Johnston / Keith Urban)

"Red Camaro" (Mike Elizondo / Brett James / Keith Urban)

"She’s My 11"

"Tidal Wave" (Ross Copperman / Heather Morgan with possible rewriting by Keith Urban)

May 29, 2013

Keith Urban To Release New Album 'Fuse' ; Nicole Kidman Dazzles At Cannes Film Festival

Keith Urban announced this week his new album Fuse will be released September 10. Also look out for Keith on Buddy Guy's upcoming duets album as well as the long-awaited disc from John Fogerty and many country superstars for his duet of "Almost Saturday Night".

Nicole shined at Cannes juding the year's in-competition titles alongside Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, and Christoph Waltz among others. Coverage was immense so here's just our two favorite looks from the event!

The family is now back in Nashville, with Keith finshing up the record and gearing up for the new tour. See you out on the road Keith!

May 14, 2013

Keith Urban To Replace Randy Jackson on American Idol; Nicole Kidman New Face Of Jimny Choo

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Nicole Kidman will play the starring role in Jimmy Choo’s fall advertising campaign, which was shot by Mikael Jansson. The company said the campaign has a “cinematic feel that hints at the power and seduction of the Jimmy Choo woman.” It is slated to break in the August editions of titles including British and American Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Elle, and W. The campaign is Sandra Choi’s first as sole creative director of the company. “Nicole is one of the finest actresses in the world,” said Choi. “I knew [she] could convey the empowered glamour of the brand. But she is also so nuanced and refined; she brings an attitude of defiance, strength, sensuality and elegance.”

May 13, 2013

Keith Urban's New Single ”Little Bit Of Everything”

May 8, 2013

New Keith Urban Single Dropping May 13!

May 6, 2013

Highway Don't Care Premiere with Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

April 24, 2013

Keith Urban's All For The Hall Raises $650,000 and Nicole Kidman Joins Cannes Jury!

What a week! Apologies for no updates but this blogger needed a break after attending this year's All For The Hall. It was my first and boy what a year to attend. Keith Urban and Vice Gill raised almost $650,000, making that a new record! Congrats to everyone on their successful efforts! How sweet was Jessi Colter on Keith that night?! And how cute was Keith taking a flashlight to Nicole and Sunday in the audience?! Sheryl Crow stepped in for Loretta Lynn who had to bow out due to a friend's illness. What a great photo of these two!

We've also got some exciting news...a new single should be out in a couple of months! Keith talked to Ryan Seacrest about Idol and the new record. You can listen HERE for the interview.

And Nicole now has another feather in her cap...Cannes jury member! She'll be judging the competition entries in May along with Steven Spielberg, Christoph Waltz, and Ang Lee. As well, clips from Grace of Monaco will be screened for the industry. As well, her former Portrait of a Lady director Jane Campion will be on hand to oversee the short films entries. If you haven't had a chance to see her recent mini-series Top of the Lake, find a way to see it. Absolutely riveting television!

Nicole will also be attending this year's White House Correspondent's Dinner, as editor Tina Brown's guest. It will be fun to see Nicole at this new event for her. The dinner will take place April 27th.

April 8, 2013

Urban Lights Up ACM Stage, Kidman Lights Up Australian TV Screens

"Highway Don't Care" is a song that begs to be performed at an awards show and last night that very thing happened. Along with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, Keith gave THE performance of the night. The man was on fire as usual, with his smokin' guitar skills.

Keith also presented Miranda Lambert with the Female Vocalist of The Year Award and attended the Annual Fan Jam. You can see more photos HERE.

Nicole's Swisse Ultivites commerical debuted last night during the second season premiere of Australia's The Voice. Thanks to an Aussie reader for the heads up and the links to the commercial/behind the scenes featurette.

April 1, 2013

Happy April Fool's Day From Nashville!

Can you tell from the following statements, which of these is your April Fool's Day joke?

A) Out of all cities that have screened Stoker, the film has been the most profitable in Nashville.

B)Kimberly Williams-Paisley - actress, filmmaker, and wife of country star Brad Paisley wants to direct Nicole Kidman in a future project.

C) There are more actors in Nashville than you think. Acting couple Scott and Melissa Reeves are Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman's neighbors.

Have you guessed yet? Pick carefully! The answer is....D) None of the above. That's right, each statement is absolutely true!

The Belcourt Theatre in Nashville tweeted recently...

Hey Nashville: Out of 273 locations nationwide, we just had the #1 gross in the country this weekend with STOKER. Thanks so much!

Nicole couldn't be at her hometown premiere so she sent a message to the opening night audience along with one of the her dresses used in wardrobe to raise money. Congrats to everyone all around!

Kimberly gave a very insightful interview in 2010 to Nashville Arts Magazine where among other things she discussed who inspires her. Her acting process is strikingly similar to Nicole's.

Williams - Paisley: I think Nicole Kidman would be wonderful. I loved her in To Die For and thought she was brilliant in that movie, and then she can also do something like Moulin Rouge. She has an impressive range.

I really admire people like that who are constantly taking risks and are kind of all over the place.

Click HERE to read the full interview. We hope they get to work together eventually. They've already shared a co-star, Tammy Blanchard, who appeared in both Rabbit Hole and Amish Grace.

Carrie Underwood may be Keith and Nicole's most high-profile neighbor but soap opera veterans Scott and Melissa Reeves live nearby as well. Country fans might not be aware of just how many daytime actors also call Nashville home like Tricia Cast who is married to songwriter Bat McGrath and Steve Burton bought land outside of Nashville for his family.

Scott Reeves: They are so sweet. We see them. They live right around the corner from us. They hang out, and that is what is cool about Nashville. We live in a town called Leipers Fork and you can go there and just be you. It’s the closest to a normal life these people can have. And you will see Nicole Kidman jogging down the street, and they will be at the coffee place, and over here is Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

You can read their full interview HERE.

Happy April Fool's Day everyone! For a REAL joke, you all know where to look!

March 25, 2013

It's Time To Light The Fuse With Keith Urban!

We had planned to do another round of small updates when this huge peice of news came in! The second leg and extra dates for the first leg of Keith's 2013 tour have been announced along with the name, Light The Fuse.

For more info click HERE.

You can also read on what's in store for the tour at the latest USA Today article.

Tim McGraw's "Highway Don't Care" with Keith on guitar solo is just starting to play on our local radio station. Look out in your area if they have added it to the rotation.

And an unexpected bit of excitement....Keith will be a guest on songwriter Jimmy Webb's next solo album. While Webb is best known as the writer of many Glen Campbell classics, our personal favorite is "Adios" recorded by Linda Ronstadt with background vocals from Brian Wilson. If you haven't heard it, check it out below!

And Nicole's been busy with the latest campaign as the face of Omega's Ladymatic. There was a press junket in Vienna followed by The La Nuit Enchantee Gala.

A new commercial has been released for the timpeice along with a behind the scenes featurette.

The song featured is "In The Dark" by Ausrtralian artist Shelley Harland who also performed at the gala.

And finally there's a nice follow-up peice to Nicole's most recent interview with The Tennessean. You can read it HERE with writer Gail Kerr singing the praises of Keith and Nicole, Aussies who fit right in.

March 22, 2013

March Keith Urban Nicole Kidman Updates!

Hello folks! It's been a while and there's lots of good stuff to get to. First off congratulations to Keith! He's a double winner at this year's Country Music Channel awards, taking home Video of The Year for "Without You" and International Artist of The Year. This was a fan voted award show for the viewer's of Australia's CMC channel. Also, Keith has another gold record! "For You" was certified gold last month by the RIAA! Keith as been busy doing American Idol and working on his upcoming album in Los Angeles. We may see another song from Keith and "Only You Can Love Me This Way" songwriter John Reid!

John Reid ‏@JNightcrawlers Good looking. Huge talent. Good hair. And Keith's ain't bad either!! Great day with a real Gent. And Nicole Kidman https://twitter.com/JNightcrawlers/stat ... 44/photo/1

As for Nicole, she's busy filming Before I Go To Sleep with Colin Firth in London. The above shot is the first glimspe at the film with most of the movie filming indoors at Twickenham Studios. It may be we don't see any pictures of Colin and Nicole together in a scene before promotion begins. But there's been plenty of sightings of our favorite couple around London.

Nicole was also on the sitcom Rules of Engagement. Well, sort of. In this week's episode "Role Play", Jeff fails to make good on a promise to his wife Audrey that he would make reservations to the new fancy French restaurant Dijon - a restaurant where you need to call a month in advance. But Jeff gets the hairbrained idea from his bachelor friend Russell that all he needs to do is call in the day of for a celebrity and he'll get a table. Jeff decides Audrey will be Nicole Kidman and not tell her until right before they leave. If you missed it you can still catch the full episode at CBS.com

And if you haven't seen Nicole's latest interview with The Tennessean, catch up HERE. She talks about Stoker, her next film as producer The Family Fang, the Nashville film scene, and her life in Music City. A great read.

March 5, 2013

Keith Urban: On Top Of The World!

Hi everyone! Did you get a giggle out of the photo? While we love Dave Grohl and Brad Paisley (Thanks for the pic Brad!), who is that sitting behind them taking in this year's Grammy rehearsals? Keith said he took Sunday and they also took her to Nicole's Oscar rehearsal. It's great that Sunday can now see another facet to her parent's jobs and why they get dressed up!

But the main part of this post is to congratulate Keith. Keith was fan voted on Ryan Seacrest's website as the most popular country vocalist of all time. While there's a bit of hyperbole in that statement it's a testament to how many fans Keith has earned and the positive impression he's left viewers through American Idol. As well, Keith was voted Best Country Guitarist for 2012 by the readers of Guitar Player magazine. What an honor!

We'd like to say thank you to Jasmine, an STS reader from Australia. She's been traveling and wanted to let everyone know that a country station serving Canberra and the ACT region (Oz's capital) has been getting through their "Long Hot Summer" with Keith's song serving as the theme for their promotion. Thanks Jasmine and you can listen to Hot Country Radio in Canberra anywhere in the world by using the TuneIn radio app or visiting this webpage.

March 1, 2013

Stoker opens today!

Nicole Kidman's Stoker officially opens today with more and more cities added each week. To check when Stoker is coming to your area, click HERE. If it's not playing near you yet be sure to check back!

February 27, 2013

It's A Family Interview

Check out the wonderful interview with Nicole below. The topic was her new film Stoker, but family always comes first! Enjoy!

February 26, 2013

Together Again!

Are you ready for the 2014 Oscar race yet? The Weinstein company is finalizing a major domestic distribution deal for Nicole's Grace of Monaco. They love to back biopics and will do American distribution along with a major advertising campaign. They've also picked up the Mandela story Long Walk To Freedom starring Idris Elba. The Weinsteins previously backed The Hours, which earned Nicole an Oscar.

And we're so happy for Tim McGraw's success with his new album Two Lanes of Freedom. An Aussie connection for ya, it's Tim's first Top 10 album on the Aria charts! Even better, Tim hinted that this isn't the last of working with Keith.

“With Keith playing the guitar, he’s just one of the greatest. I think he’s just such an asset to our music. He’s just one of the guys that we should prop up and say that this is somebody we’re proud of.

We still want to find one to sing together on. It’s just finding the right thing."

Hope you enjoyed this year's awards season. To close here's a stunning photo of Nicole and Keith at the Oscars on Sunday!

February 21, 2013

Keith Urban Returns With All For The Hall 2013 Rebels and Renegades

“The purity in making music on, your own terms – to create art in your own way – for me, is at the heart of the outlaw spirit. It's those outlaws that we celebrate this year, who not only made it possible for a guy like me to do what I love, but who play a pivotal role in the strength of Country music’s diversity.” - Keith Urban

2005 CMA Entertainer of the Year and four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill will return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, April 16, for a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Reserved seating tickets, which are priced at $35 and $50 (does not include Ticketmaster surcharge), will go on sale March 1 at 10:00 a.m. CST. A limited number of VIP ticket packages will also go on sale on March 1 at Ticketmaster.com.

This year’s theme “Rebels and Renegades, the Outlaws are IN” will feature performances from an all-star line-up including Urban, Gill, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Hank Williams, Jr. It promises to be yet another in a line of one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime concert events highlighting great music, friendship and camaraderie.

February 14, 2013

Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman: It's All About The Love

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! We thought we'd share a couple of video you might have missed. The first is from the Grammy red carpet and our favorite from that night. This next video is Tim McGraw talking all about Keith Urban. It was a treat to see Tim talk about Keith in the press release for his new album, Two Lanes of Freedom and song "Highway Don't Care". When I heard the song, I knew I wanted Taylor to sing on it. And I'e been looking for years for something to have Keith play on, because I think he's one of the best artists we've got out there. In this clip Tim talks about how much he loves Keith and especially his masterful guitar playing. Enjoy!

February 12, 2013

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman with Grammy Friends!

It's been a while since we've recapped an awards night. But at this year's Grammys there were so many great photos we couldn't resist. Here's just a few shots from the event. Enjoy!

February 6, 2013

Colin Firth Working Again With Nicole Kidman on 'Before I Go To Sleep'

It's official! Colin Firth is Nicole's co-star in the thriller Before I Go To Sleep . Nicole plays a woman who wakes up each day with amnesia, struggling to recall who she is. Firth will play the husband, which is a juicy role, as the novel reveals the truths about the couple's real life. Shooting will take place in London later this month. We're so glad to see these two are reuniting!

February 4, 2013

Keith Urban Plays on Highway Don't Care

Check out the song above, "Highway Don't Care", by Tim McGraw with vocals by Taylor Swift and lead guitar from Keith. It's just one of many gorgeous songs on Tim's new album Two Lanes of Freedom. This blog was lucky enough to get an advanced copy, and besides "Highway", our favorites already are "Friend of a Friend", "Mexicoma" and "Nashville Without You". Great job Tim! And speaking of Keith, he's had a stellar tour of Australia this month with sold out shows, and 4 albums returning into the ARIA Top 40. His proud parents and Nicole attended the Sydney dates. Can't wait for Keith's new album coming out later this year!

January 25, 2013

Matt Damon Interviews Nicole Kidman

Watch as Matt hijacks Jimmy Kimmel's talk show and has a hilarious interview with Nicole! Others guests that night were Amy Adams, Andy Garcia, and Gary Oldman.

January 18, 2013

Under The Covers With Keith and Nicole

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman have popped up on newsstands recently with some great interviews and photos. Nicole is on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter's Sundance Edition. You cna read the full interview HERE.
Keith is on the cover of the latest Country Weekly talking about American Idol and the upcoming album and tour.
We've thoroughly enjoyed keith bringing his lloveable demeanor to Idol. They won the ratings for the night of their premiere and it looks like Keith is winning over viewers just as he did with The Voice. Keith was trending nationally on Twitter during the broadcast with the hashtags #Keith Urban and #LoveKeith! And if you are a fan of the show Nashville like we are, you probably appreciate the little touches that make the show authentic like filming at The Blurbird and Soundcheck. They've kept the references to current country artists at a minimum but added two more to the list. The last episode had Rayna James' newest band member be a go-your-own-way guitarist who had toured before with Brad and Keith! Although they amp up the drama for effect, it's definitely one of the best new hour long programs. Hope everyone is having a great new year and here's one of our favorite photos from G'day USA, with our favorite Aussies looking stunning and stunned! What were they looking at? lol They had a great time at the gala and the Globes. Congrats to Hugh Jackman on his Best Actor win! Have a great weekend everyone!