June 29, 2010

Keith Urban And Nicole Kidman Updates 06/29/10

The biggest news hitting the internet, besides Keith Urban making it onto the Forbes Top 100 Celebrity List at #76 is this....

Vidaroo Jumps on Video Production Agreement

Vidaroo Corp (VIDA, Free Analysis), a provider of video technology software and services, jumped more than 80% after being selected by award winning artist Keith Urban to provide creative visual elements and video production for his Summer Lovin’ Tour, with its next show scheduled for July 8, 2010 at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival in Canada.

Investors are hoping that the new tour will help drive the video production company’s revenues. Last quarter, the firm realized a net loss that narrowed to $317,587, or $0.01 per share, versus approximately $1.3 million a year ago, on revenues of $413,272 versus just $61,022 a year ago. However, the company has assets of just $419,207 versus liabilities of nearly $1.9 million

Vidaroo Goes Country!

ORLANDO, Fla., June 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vidaroo Corporation (OTCBB:VIDA) announced today that it was selected by world renowned Grammy winning artist Keith Urban to provide creative visual elements and video production for the Summer Lovin' 2010 Tour which has launched for next show to be July 08, 2010 at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival in Canada at time of this release.

"Working once again with Marc Brickman and newly with the people involved in the Keith Urban tour is incredibly rewarding for us. Marc's team of course is first class, but this is our first real taste of country on this scale, and it was a creative challenge for us. But it was fun none the less and the results are going to be great for the audience," Production Director Ian McDaniel states.

Vidaroo provided creative design and digital video elements for the tour which was already in progress, but the creative minds behind the show knew visually there could be more. Vidaroo was both excited and honored they thought of us as a solution. The Keith Urban 2010 Summer Lovin' Tour has scheduled shows across the United States and Canada on sale now.

"The fact that Vidaroo was chosen to work with the Summer Lovin' tour and Marc Brickman came back to us again is a testament to our effectiveness."

"We are honored that Vidaroo was chosen to bring the Summer Lovin' Tour to life in video for Keith Urban fans worldwide," says Mark Argneti, CEO of Vidaroo. "The continued level of service to our customers in the live concert video arena is always a priority, and we are extremely proud of our work and the clients we serve."

About Vidaroo Corporation

Vidaroo Corporation is a video technology company that provides the best-in-breed Online Video Platform, video production and advertising on its Online Video Network that reaches over 10 million visitors monthly. Vidaroo's Online Video Platform, Online Video Advertising Network and video production has earned the trust of a growing customer base including advertising agencies, iconic artists, media companies, organizations, businesses, and national brands such as Microsoft, Coca-Cola Company, Tribune News Company, Toyota, Emmis Communications, Clear Channel, Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and more. Vidaroo's Online Video Publishing Technology enables firms to easily create, deliver and monetize video and advertising delivery. vidaroo.com


An update on the "Dirty Laundry" E! Online Skeptic myth....

It's not a complete clip but do you see Nicole Kidman? We don't. Given the nature of the clips you do see, we can't believe she's there at all!


Keith Urban's musical director and drummer Chris McHugh and Urban studio engineer Justin Neibank were honored at the 22 Annual MusicRow awards. Congrats to all the winners!

American Songwriter

The 22nd annual MusicRow Awards took place Thursday evening at the BMI offices in Nashville, honoring the year’s hottest session players, as well as Breakthrough Artist and Songwriter, Producer, and Song for 2010.

The event was hosted by Clay Bradley, who called Music Row “the greatest creative community in the world.”

In addition to handing out awards, he announced that BMI will match donations for flood relief from Music Row, up to the amount $50,000.

The evening saw performances from Allen Shamblin and Tom Douglas, writers of Song of the Year, “The House that Built Me,” (which appears on Miranda Lambert’s Revolution) and Chris Young, Breakthrough Songwriter for “Getting You Home (The Black Dress Song).”

MusicRow Reader-Voted Awards:

Breakthrough Artist: Zac Brown Band

Breakthrough Songwriter: Chris Young

Song of the Year: “The House That Built Me” written by Allen Shamblin and Tom Douglas; published by Sony/ATV Tree Publishing Co., Built On Rock Music, and Tomdouglasmusic

Producer of the Year: Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke

Top Ten Album All-Star Award Winners (for session musicians)

Bass: Glenn Worf

Drums: Chris McHugh and Shannon Forrest

Engineer: Justin Niebank

Fiddle: Aubrey Haynie

Guitar: Brent Mason

Keyboards: Charles Judge

Steel: Paul Franklin

Vocals: Wes Hightower

Miranda Lambert: “The House That Built Me”



News on Monte Carlo, the upcoming film co-produced by Nicole Kidman

From the star Selena Gomez.... "Morning Everybody-- We had a 4:30am call time this morning. Monte Carlo is almost finished less than two weeks and I will be on my way back to America it has been a long time I have been gone since the end of March. Monte Carlo is great we had a couple of days off so we got to do a little bit of relaxing. I just wanted to check in and say Hi."


Some stories from the road. Isn't it interesting Urban Myths' Tara these businesses want the positive PR of having two superstars visit their establishments. Funny how they aren't embarrassed by what you call "has-beens"!

Keith Urban likes Fruita’s coffee
By Richie Ann Ashcraft
Monday, June 28, 2010

Tom Hinman wouldn’t know a celebrity if one walked right up to him.

So he was surprised to learn that legendary country music singer Keith Urban, headliner at this year’s Country Jam, did just that at Aspen Street Coffee House, last weekend.

Another person working the counter recognized Urban and told Hinman, owner of the shop.

Urban asked for a chicken sandwich but the coffee shop doesn’t serve chicken sandwiches, so he settled for a cup of black coffee instead.

“He was very pleasant,” laughed Hinman as he told of the brief conversation they had.

Urban, who was wearing a cowboy hat and dark sunglasses, asked “What do people say about your coffee?”

“They say it’s good,” Hinman replied.

“It is good,” Urban said.

That’s all there was to Hinman’s brush with country-music fame but it was enough for Hinman to change the sign out front to read: “Keith Urban likes what people say about our coffee.”

“It was obvious he really didn’t want to be bothered,” Hinman said, adding that Urban was accompanied by a woman and a very large bodyguard.

This is the first celebrity Hinman, whose owned the store for eight months, has ever met but rumor has it that Graham Nash, of the band Crosby, Stills and Nash, always makes a pit stop at Aspen Street when he’s in Fruita several times a year.

Celebrity Sighting: Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman Work Out at Fruita Gym

FRUITA, Colo (KKCO) - Country Jam 2010 is in the books -- but a Fruita business will be talking about it for a long time to come, after two huge stars stopped by on their way to Mack.

While thousands watched country music's biggest stars light up the stage at the Country Jam Ranch Sunday, Fruita Health Club employee Meghan Woodland was at work. Little did she know, however, that a big piece of Country Jam was going to come to her.

She got a phone call form the gym's owners telling her a band would be stopping by to work out -- but didn't find out who it was until later in the day.

"I got a second call saying that Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman were coming to work out," said Woodland, who was the only employee working at the time. "I was warned about ten minutes before they came so I could relax and get my business face on."

But Woodland says several days notice probably wouldn't have been enough time to calm her nerves.

"My jaw dropped," said Woodland. "It's a good thing I was sitting down, because I needed to sit."

Especially when they walked through the front door.

"It was surreal," said Woodland. "They're real people wearing real workout outfits. It sounds funny, but meeting them was just humbling. They said hello and thank you for letting us come here."

She says the famous couple worked out for about an hour and a half -- Nicole Kidman on an eliptical and Urban lifting weights and doing other strength training in the aerobics room.

"I would find things to do in the room out there so I could walk back-and-forth to see what they were doing," said Woodland.

Although security asked that no one take pictures of the pair while they worked out, the gracious superstars signed a wall near the front entrance of the gym -- giving the excited business a little something to remember this once in a lifetime encounter by.

"I hope next Country Jam I'm working here to see who I get to meet," said Woodland.

On the road in Colorado Keith's bus hit an elk

RSACrazymonkey9 "it's our anniversary and what do I do for a gift? We hit an elk..." Keith Urban. xD

justinostrander They cleaned most of the elk off, but there's still a little fur stuck in Keith Urban's bus.

But don't worry, Keith and Co. were still running strong, picking up a stranded band out on the road!

LoCashCowboys Thanx 2 KEITH URBAN...we're finally on our way home 2 NASH! KU's TourBus stoppd & pickd us up n Denver! ON THE ROAD AGAIN...keep VOTIN! -pb


American Idol's Kris Allen talks about Keith

Exclusive Interview

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: You're opening some shows with Barenaked Ladies and some shows with Keith Urban. They're so different musically. What has that been like for you?
A. Kris: It's been really cool. The music that we play, I think people are gonna love it. We played one show with Keith and it was awesome. We were in Vegas and there were a ton of people there. Keith is such a really cool guy and he embraces everything. We played a few shows with Barenaked Ladies too, and they have a great following. Being in the opener spot is great because you get to play for a bit and get the crowd excited.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What have you learned from being around them?
A. Kris: The times we've been around the Barenaked Ladies have been really scarce. They're funny guys. Keith handles himself really well. He's just a guy. He's one of the biggest country stars, or music stars in general, out there. He loves doing what he does. People forget that he's just a regular person, a regular guy.


Greeley Concert Review

Muddy cow poo wouldn’t stop fans from seeing the country superstar

Click on link for large set of concert photos

“Are you here for the Keith concert?” asked our waitress at Red Lobster in Greeley. Clearly our answer was an ecstatic “yes” as we looked around to see all the other country fans cuted up to head to the Greeley Stampede for the long-awaited concert. That’s right, Keith Urban was in Greeley getting ready to play in front of a packed crowd at the fairgrounds in the heart of the Greeley Stampede.

Metromix arrived to lines of cowboys and cowgirls ready to get in and get to their seats. It was slowly becoming obvious that Keith Urban is probably playing in front of thousands of his No. 1 fans with many handmade signs detailing their love for Urban and some reading as simple as “hug me.”

Concertgoers paid more to be up front and center and on the grounds of the arena. The only problem? It was a down pour hours earlier, leaving the fairgrounds a giant muddy mess. People even wrapped their feet up in plastic bags only to find that mud and plastic are slick. Others just said “The hell with it,” and wore no shoes around the muddy mess just to be closer to the stage. And some, yes like your fellow Metromixers, wore white high heels and stuck it out. We officially want a shirt that reads “We stepped in cow poo for Keith Urban.”
Yes, we were at a country concert and it couldn’t get more country than that.

Once Keith Urban came out on stage, the crowd went wild, shoving the people next to them to see if they can get a closer look at the long, flawless haired country superstar. Without a doubt concertgoers weren’t disappointed with the upbeat song choices of the night with Urban belting the familiar tunes of “Days Go By,” “You’ll Think of Me,” and “You Look Good in My Shirt.”

It wasn’t until Keith said to the crowd, “I am celebrating my wedding anniversary with my wife (Nicole Kidman) and she was going to leave and decided to stay behind so now she’s with me while I am in Greeley.” And the crowd went nuts with the thought of Nicole Kidman sitting backstage during the concert. Keith immediately went on to a popular love ballad and dedicated it to her.

All in all, fans stepped in cow poo for Keith Urban and nothing but smiles and lyrics left after the concert. We even overheard a couple fans say, “Gosh that Keith sure knows how to rock a crowd.”


We'll close by reminding you Dierks Bentley's new bluegrass cd, Up On The Ridge, is out now. If you love that kind of music pick yourself up a copy; it's a great collection of songs. One of our favorites is Dierks pushing the boundaries of the genre with a cover of U2's classic "Pride (In The Name Of Love)". Oh what would the skeptics say! Enjoy!

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the updates. Taralea is pure and simply nuts. Verified fact: she makes things up to keep those crazies on Urban Myths going. To think Keith Urban had to marry somebody to get publicity is totally insane. The can't or won't admit that everything they've been spewing out for the last 5 years is total bullshit and that's a real sickness. Even if it was true, who the fuck cares? Why would a half dozen middle aged fatties waste years moaning about it? Get over it! Get a life! You have to be twisted to get your kicks being vicious to a total stranger all the time.

At least you shut them up on E, positive threaders. Who the hell reads the Urban Myth blog?

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