August 6, 2010

Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Updates 08/06/10

Keith Urban: New Album Out Before End Of 2010!

Avid concertgoer Linda shared the exciting news Keith said at WEFest. If you haven't already check out her fanstastic KU concert blog. Link in the sidebar!

lindalwalsh: Keith urban Says new album out before years end! about 16 hours ago via txt

Studio Sessions


So today I thought I would focus on my own personal favorite part of each day in the studio (aside from the awesome new music, of course): LUNCH!

As I mentioned in the last blog entry, we are now operating out of a tiny studio in Leaperʼs Fork, Tenn. Leaper's Fork is about forty minutes from Nashville and the lunch options are “minimal” to say the least. Luckily, Keith knew of a place not too far from the studio. When lunch came around we all pile into a few cars and head down to ʻJoe Naturalʼsʼ. Itʼs owned by, you guessed it - Joe. Heʼs an older gent who hails from New York City and decided to move to Tennessee a few years back to become an organic farmer and open a market/restaurant that only serves food that he grows (or buys from other local/ organic farmers).

I wonʼt even try to explain how amazing the food is (Iʼm not that good with words). But letʼs just say that if I was made to eat Joeʼs food at every meal...Iʼd be happier and healthier for it. Great place to eat if you ever get the chance.



Keith during soundcheck in Bismarck, ND yesterday, just making sure every seat sounds good.

Videos From Bismarck


Videos From WeFest

Keith Urban caters to crowd at WE Fest day one

Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Keith Urban may be Australian, but he sure knows how to engage a Midwestern crowd.
By: John Lamb, INFORUM

Keith Urban may be Australian, but he sure knows how to engage a Midwestern crowd.

The singer/guitarist headlined the first night of WE Fest just outside Detroit Lakes on Thursday.

Urban took the stage to his hit “Kiss a Girl” and immediately won over the crowd, or at least the female demographic.

Even men enjoyed the energetic performance and the fiery fret work he whipped out on the chart-topper “Days Go By.”

With his stage moves and facial expressions shown on the Jumbotron, he had fans singing along with “I’m In.”

“Some performers want crowds to sit and listen to music and be on their best behavior,” he said before “Sweet Thing.”

“This is not one of those concerts,” he continued. “We want you to be on your baddest behavior.”

Montgomery Gentry really got the party started. In fact, that was their stated mission a number of times early in their set.

The duo’s energy and catchy choruses make for immediate stadium anthems like “Hell Yeah.”

While singer/guitarist Troy Gentry stuck close to his illuminated microphone stand, singer Eddie Montgomery prowled the stage, twirling his stand, thrusting it toward the crowd to encourage sing-alongs.

For whatever reason, “My Town” didn’t prompt quite as enthusiastic response as I expected (maybe people are tired of the ubiquitous ode to civic pride), but “One in Every Crowd” hit closer to home.

The testosterone twosome brought the show to a close covering KISS’ “Rock and Roll All Nite” before ending with their own “Gone.”


Nicole Kidman Sings Keith Urban's Charitable Praise

Posted: August 2nd, 2010 at 12:31 pm | By: Alison Bonaguro

Nicole Kidman is in Haiti right now, doing good things for women's rights with the United Nations Development Fund for Women. She's been at this for about five years, so she's no stranger to putting her celebrity to good use. But right behind her is husband Keith Urban, who she says is more than a better half. "Keith has done benefit concerts for us. He's been so supportive. I'm always like, 'Hey, I think I might be able to get hold of a musician.' He's so lovely," Kidman told USA Today. The only bad part of the work? Being away from their daughter Sunday Rose, 2. "I've spent two nights away from her in two years. I'm just so into her. I'm crazy about her," she says, adding that she and Urban are committed to teaching Sunday to have a very strong social conscience.


Nicole has a few more photos to share from her trip to Haiti. Check out the main page of her official website.

STS plans to update the sidebar soon, so check back for Nicole in Haiti and more!


Backstage interviews at the 2010 CMT awards. Actor Luke Wilson talks about his love for country and mentions Keith Urban among other artists. Kid Rock also shares an interesting story about Bob Seger


Just a reminder that Keith Urban along with his producer and engineer will be honored at an ACM Event!


Lee Ann Womack will host the 4th annual ACM Honors at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on September 20th. The event recognizes the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which was held in Las Vegas back in April.
Those being honored include Special Award recipients Marty Robbins, Don Schlitz, Mel Tillis, Keith Urban, Cindy Walker and the film Crazy Heart, along with winners of the Musician, Bandleader, Instrumentalist and Industry categories, which are not presented during the live telecast of the Academy of Country Music Awards.

This is Lee Ann's second time to host the event. It's first time it will be held at the Ryman Auditorium, which was recognized last year at ACM Honors as Venue of the Year.

The Academy of Country Music Special Awards are voted on by the ACM Board of Directors.

Following is the list of this year's AMC Honors nominees:
Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award - Marty Robbins & Mel Tillis
Jim Reeves International Award - Keith Urban
Mae Boren Axton Award - Rod Essig
Poet's Award - Don Schlitz & Cindy Walker
Tex Ritter Award - Crazy Heart
Audio Engineer of the Year - Justin Niebank
Producer of the Year - Dann Huff
Top Bass Player of the Year - Michael Rhodes
Top Fiddle Player of the Year - Stuart Duncan
Top Guitarist of the Year - Brent Mason
Top Percussionist/Drummer of the Year - Shannon Forrest
Top Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year - Michael Rojas
Top Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year - Randy Scruggs
Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year - Paul Franklin
Casino of the Year - Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino (Las Vegas, NV)
Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year - Todd Boltin, Variety Attractions, Inc.
Nightclub of the Year - Billy Bob's Texas (Ft. Worth, TX)
Promoter of the Year - Brian O'Connell, LiveNation
Venue of the Year - Sommet Center (Nashville, TN) - Effective March 2, 2010, this venue was renamed the Bridgestone Arena


Keith In Sweet Home, OR



jennaSusanne: Nicole Kidman gave the valet runner a $20... about 19 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·

rodneydunigan: Just saw Nicole Kidman in the gultch... She was pretty nice.. Looked damn good too!! about 19 hours ago via Mobile Web ·

(The Gulch is an area of Nashville that has gone through renovations with urban chic shops and upscale dining)

huskerdume: Keith Urban is the most adorable thing on the planet. If you disagree. I. Will. Fight you. about 16 hours ago via txt

Keith Urban's drummer looks exactly like PSH. I might die. about 16 hours ago via txt

PSH = actor Philip Seymour Hoffman

louisabecks: because people are people. we don't fucking stalk people. nicole kidman shops at target and NO ONE BLINKS or takes cell phone pix. UGH
about 16 hours ago via web

rockstarrave: @goodnight_laura yes I am :) its going great!! Better every week. Wed I pulled out makeup for Nicole Kidman and Jamie Pressly :D about 3 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

jenalocke: Just grabbing a quick cup of coffee with Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. No big deal. about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

cottontm: One such distraction: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban sat next to me in Starbucks this morning. Didn't they know I was trying to study!? about 3 hours ago via twidroid

Smstorey: Just passed Nicole Kidman and Keith urban in the parking lot. No big. about 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone

miriammcalister: Nicole kidman and keith urban at whole foods in ghills!!! Im about to hit on him.. And her.. Wish me luck about 2 hours ago via txt

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Love ya Brad but it's Leipers Fork, not Leapers Fork.

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