Keith Urban Sings Fastest Girl In Town

Keith Urban Covers Miranda Lambert’s “Fastest Girl In Town” At Concert. Last week, while doing a show in Canada, Keith Urban covered a friend and fellow musicians current single. Miranda Lambert’s “Fastest Girl In Town,” is a feisty number that talks about a girl who basically just don’t give a flying flip! The Niagara Falls crowd got a special surprise when Urban sang the song with much intensity and ease, only having to change a few words to make it fit (“I’m running with the fastest girl in town“). Watch the video for Urban’s cover of “Fastest Girl In Town” below!

Keith Urban New American Idol Judge

Keith Urban Fills Third Judge Seat On American Idol. American Idol producers have been hankering to get a country music star on the show, and it looks like they are getting exactly what they want in Keith Urban ! Reports are flying all over the place suggesting that Urban is filling the third spot at the judges panel on the long running and extremely popular reality competition series. Neither an official press release or statement has been released by Urban’s reps, but The Country Vibe is siting “sources” suggesting that its a done deal and The Hollywood Reporter seems to have similar “sources” with all kinds of insider knowledge! So, I’m going to go ahead and take all this with a grain of salt, but at the end of the day, I won’t be at all surprised if Keith takes over that third seat at the start of the next season. Rumor has it that Brad Paisley was in talks with Idol producers but bowed out when they couldn’t agree on a price tag (Apparently, Paisley wanted to match Nicki Minaj’s $8 million paycheck). So far, long reigning pop diva Mariah Carey is confirmed and Minaj is finalizing her deal with the show. Either way, it looks like these new judges might just make American Idol interesting again.

Keith Urban Joins Grand Ole Opry

Keith Urban Invited To Join The Grand Ole Opry During “All For The Hall” Benefit. Grammy, CMA and ACM Award-winner Keith Urban was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry last night by Opry member Vince Gill and fellow members Rascal Flatts, Diamond Rio and Oak Ridge Boys during “All For The Hall” benefit at Bridgestone Arena. New Zealand-born and Australian-raised Urban will be the first artist from outside North America to become an Opry member. Urban will formally be inducted into the Opry on Saturday, April 21 live on the premiere of “NOTEWORTHY at the Opry” on GAC at 8pm Central time. The 16-episode series will feature musical performances and personal stories from the top acts in country music, plus interviews with other celebrities about the artists and music featured in each episode. Near the end of last night’s show, Gill called Rascal Flatts out to the stage to bring a gift for Urban. As he opened a large black duffel bag revealing the Opry’s signature microphone stand, Gill said, “We would like to invite Keith Urban to be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry!” Urban covered his face in surprise and said, “I don’t know what to say – but first, YES! Thank you very much to everyone at the Grand Ole Opry who made this possible. I’m shocked. How beautiful for this to happen tonight of all nights.” “I will always remember the first time I played the Opry. Seeing this stand and standing in the circle was an extraordinary surreal moment. So this right here is just a whole other stratosphere! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!” -Urban You can watch the video of the special occasion here!

Keith Urban For You Video

Here Is The Music Video For Keith Urban’s New Single “For You.” Keith Urban’s latest single “For You” is one with a pretty deep meaning. At first listen, I thought it was a love song, but when I immediately played it again I realized that there was more to it. This just goes to show how each person can take a song a different way. The song also features Urban’s amazing guitar skills that he is known for! For those of you who haven’t heard it, you can get two birds with one stone…Listen and watch the video now!

Keith Urban You Gonna Fly Video

Check Out The Video for Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly”! Keith Urban has released a video for his single “You Gonna Fly“. The track is currently #7 on the Billboard/BDS chart and is the fourth single release off of his Get Closer. The footage for the video comes from his Get Closer 2011 World Tour which spanned the U.S., Canada and Australia. “We had cameras rolling every night on tour, which is a great way for us to capture all of those unpredictable things that seem to happen at our shows. In a way, the video is also a huge thank you to everyone that came out and made it so insanely fun night after night.” -Keith Urban It’s a really fun, energetic video that let’s the fans who didn’t get to him in concert, get a closer look at the live shows! You can check it out below. Watch “You Gonna Fly” Now! You Gonna Fly – Keith Urban – Keith Urban Videos

Keith Urban First Post-Surgery Performance

Keith Urban Announces First Post-Surgery Performance. Keith Urban‘s first post-surgery performance will be at the Ryman Auditorium on Friday, February 3rd! This will be part of the conclusion of the Opry’s winter concerts. Urban underwent throat surgery at the end of 2011 to remove a polyp which had formed on his vocal chords. Press releases stressed that Keith’s surgery was considered a minor out-patient operation. However, the aussie superstar understandably was still required to take a break from singing and performing to give his throat much needed rest. We’re very happy that Keith’s surgery went well, and are glad that he’s getting back into the swing of things! No doubt, he’s just as pleased as his fans will be! Urban will also be performing at The Grand Ole Opry House on Friday, March 9th.

Keith Urban Thanks Fans

A Thankful Keith Urban Sends Message to Fans Pre-Surgery. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Keith Urban took just a couple of minutes to thanks his fans! This personal message from Keith to his multitude of fans comes at an especially important time for the country rock star, as he recently announced that he required throat surgery due to the formation of a polyp on his vocal chords. While this is considered a minor operation with out-patient status, it has meant that Urban has had to do some rescheduling of shows and performances. However, he did maintain his scheduled appearances at the 2011 CMA Awards including a stellar performance of “You Gonna Fly” that really had the crowd going, and a collaboration with Vince Gill and Brad Paisley saluting Glen Campbell. During the “You Gonna Fly” performance (which you can view below), the strain on Urban’s vocal chords is audible, but he still seriously rocked it, showing his dedication to his fans! Take a couple minutes and hear Urban give thanks before he has to take a break to rest up his vocal chords! Watch Keith’s Personal Message to Fans Here! [youtube:] In case you missed it…Watch Keith perform at the 2011 CMA Awards [youtube:]

Keith Urban Takes A Break

Keith Urban Set To Have Throat Surgery. Keith Urban is set to have throat surgery later this month. A polyp as been found on his vocal chords and the surgery has been scheduled to remove it. Luckily it is a minor, out-patient surgery, but will still require him to get lots of rest! His appearance/performance at the “All For The Hall” benefit has been postponed. Any performances he has had committed to prior to the surgery where he will sing one song will still happen. Any performances that require him to sing multiple songs will be moved to the beginning of the new year. We wish you the best Keith! Here is to a healthy and speedy recovery!

President Obama Joins CMT Disaster Efforts

President Obama Offers Call to Action on CMT’s Music Builds: CMT The Disaster Relief Concert. President Obama will be offering a special call to action during CMT’s Music Builds: CMT The Disaster Relief Concert which airs live tonight at 9pm on CMT and The President will be urging citizens to get involved with relief efforts for those coping with the aftermath of the recent storms. Additionally, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Shania Twain will also be lending their voices to urge people to provide aid in any way they can. This fund raising event was originally initiated by Hank Williams Jr., and over the last week it has grown to larger and larger proportions. The 90-minute live special will highlight a number of regions affected by recent storm, tornado and flooding damage including Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Ala.; Natchez and Vicksburg, Miss.; Vidalia, La.; Memphis, Dyersburg and Tiptonville, Tenn.; and Raleigh, N.C., as well as others. This show will be live out of Nashville without a studio audience and performances will include Hank Williams Jr., Lady Antebellum, Ronnie Dunn, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Sara Evans, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Gretchen Wilson. The show will be co-hosted by ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, HLN anchor Robin Meade and comedian Ron White. If you miss the concert tonight it will be re-aired on Sunday, May 15th at 9pm ET/PT CMT One Country, the network’s pro-social initiative, encourages viewers to support those affected by the storms by visiting the American Red Cross website, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

CMT Disaster Relief Concert Roster Grows

More Artists Join CMT’s Efforts for Relief Fundraiser Concert. As previously announced, CMT will be airing a special relief concert, Music Builds: CMT Disaster Relief Concert, this Thursday, May 12th in an effort to raise funds to support victims of the recent storms which devastated many throughout the U.S., and more and more artists are using their talent to pitch in! Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, and Little Big Town have added themselves to the already substantial list of participants including Hank Williams Jr., Sara Evans, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Ronnie Dunn and Keith Urban. The concert will air live out of Nashville at 9pm ET/PT on CMT and will also be streaming on, so you can check it out and get involved with these relief efforts! CMT One Country, the network’s pro-social initiative, encourages viewers to support those affected by the storms, flooding and tornadoes. Viewers can get involved by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to support the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts.