Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman welcome new baby Faith into their lives! Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman revealed yesterday that they are the proud new parents of a little baby girl named Faith. Faith was brought into the family through the help of a surrogate mother, who carried the child discreetly and gave birth just a few days ago. All parties involved are excited and glowing about the newborn’s arrival, and we wish Keith’s family the best for this new member!
Keith Urban just released his 2011 calendar to benefit the children of St. Jude’s and it is 365 days of hotness! Keith Urban fans keep taking those pictures, because you never know if it might help change the world! The 2011 Keith Urban Calendar features photos of the guitar caressing crooner, taken by members of his fan club. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this calendar are donated to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Each calendar is only $15 and would make a great Christmas gift for both a country music fan and a child at St Jude’s! The calendar is part of Country Fans Care for St. Jude Kids, a fundraising program that seeks to unite the fans of country music’s new and established stars. Since 2002, Keith Urban’s fan club has helped raise funds for St. Jude. To date, the calendar has raised over $500,000 for the kids of St. Jude. The 2011 calendar marks the ninth edition of the calendar. To purchase your Keith Urban Calendar, visit KeithUrbanStore.com or KeithUrbanFans.comCountry Music Photo Gallery
The Opryland Hotel and Convention Center celebrates a star-studded grand re-opening after a $270 MILLION dollar restoration and renovation! The gals over at CountryMusicTattleTale.com have excellent coverage of the exciting grand re-opening of the Opryland Hotel in Nashville Tennessee. We all know that the flooding back in May did nothing short of grinding Nashville tourism to a halt, but our hearts broke when we saw how bad it damaged some of the town’s most historic landmarks. But like most hardships Tennessean’s face, they have turned this one into an opportunity as well. In addition to restoring the Opryland Hotel and repairing alll of the flood damage, they have also added more restaurants, attractions, and room upgrades throughout the entire facility. I for one, can’t wait to visit! Expect to see some welcome-back performances from Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow and Trace Adkins as we celebrate the rebirth of a Nashville Landmark. For more details, and great pictures, check out CMTT or GaylordHotels.comCountry Music Photo Gallery
Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban both have exciting new albums out tomorrow! Rascal Flatts is in high gear with the release of “Nothing Like This“, an album which aims to capture the energy of a live show while maintaining the smooth intricacy of their long-celebrated harmonies. The album is already available on iTunes, and will be offered in a deluxe edition format at Walmart starting tomorrow. To celebrate their album release, Gary, Joe Don and Jay will be making several appearances listed below. Make sure to check the guys out! 11/14: GAC’s Backstory 11/15: Ellen DeGeneres show 11/15: CMT’s Invitation Only 11/15: Late Show with David Letterman (also Live on Letterman) 11/16: Today Show 11/16: The Sean Hannity Show 11/17: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Keith Urban wants you to Get Closer! Keith Urban has already sent ladies hearts to heaven with the release of “Get Closer“. The album features tracks like “Put you in a song” and “Long Hot Summer“, as well as a loving tribute to his wife Nicole Kidman in the liner. You can also check out the newly redesigned KeithUrban.net that was launched over the weekend to get more album release and concert tour news!
Keith Urban offering the ultimate experience for his fans: 2 VIP tickets to a Keith Urban show of their choice, and the chance to meet and take pictures with the Country Music star. Keith Urban is a three-time Grammy Award winner, who in this past year has added an American Music Award and People’s Choice Award to his mantle. He’s won five Academy of Country Music Awards, had 11 #1s, including 21 Top 5 hits and two consecutive #1 CDs, including his latest Defying Gravity, which debuted atop both Billboard’s Top 200 all genre and Country Album Charts. Hurry fans cause the bidding ends July 8, 2010. For a full description of the item, visit: http://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/205218. Country Music Photo Gallery
Keith Urban has released a limited amount of information about his 2010 Summer Concert Tour. While we are still waiting for more details (including the name of the tour) Keith Urban has confirmed that he will be touring this summer, as well as joining The Eagles and The Dixie Chicks for a mega-tour, much to fans’ delight. Most of his individual stops will be at festivals, fairs, and stadiums. Here are the known dates so far: Country Music Photo Gallery
Keith Urban is riding high as he is nominated for another CMA, this time in Australia! Fresh off his American CMA wins, Keith Urban is hitting the red carpet down under! Keith s up for “Male Artist Of The Year,” “Album Of The Year,” (for “Defying Gravity”) “Single Of The Year” (for “Kiss A Girl”) and “APRA (Australian Performing Right Association) Song Of The Year” (for “Why’s It Feel So Long”). Good luck Keith! In other Keith Urban News, you can now pre-order Keith’s 2010 calendar and help support St Judes Children’s Research Hospital at www.keithurbanfans.com through November 30th.Country Music Photo Gallery
Keith Urban has scheduled 6 special small club and theater appearances across the nation to give fans a chance to see him perform up close and personal before he kicks off his summer tour in May. Continue reading Keith Urban Schedules Six-City Tour of Clubs and Theaters
As the holiday season kicks in, the country music news starts comin’ at ya faster. Here’s this week’s top stories: Keith Urban has already started planning his 2009 concert tour, but has not released any specific dates or locations, only that it will kick off in May. Could this be because rumors have been flying that Keith Urban MIGHT tour with Brad Paisley in the coming year? Who knows? All I know is that would be one humdinger of a concert with supporting acts including Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Glen Campbell, Lady Antebellum and The Zac Brown Band. Josh Gracin‘s latest single “Telluride” may be working out on the airwaves, but it doesn’t seem to be working for the fans. Josh’s remake of Tim McGraw‘s 2001 hit has been receiving negative criticism across the blogosphere, along with many of his other recent attempts at reclaiming the passionate enthusiasm that his 2005 hit “Stay With Me” originally gained. Readers, I’d love for you to weigh in on this one… Do you think Josh Gracin has the chops to stay the course, or was this American Idol really a one-hit-wonder? Taylor Swift is rumored to be putting her heartbreak over Teen pop sensation Joe Jonas of The Jonas Brothers into her next series of bubble-gum sweet country music candy. Taylor has admittedly used her songwriting to openly share her thoughts and feelings about past romances, and will most likely do the same here. “I feel it’s best for me right now to be alone and write about what I’ve gone through,” Taylor told People magazine. “That’s how I deal with it. I would hate to jump into something so quickly and have it not be the right thing, because I don’t think I could take that right now.” And that’s it for today’s Country Music News update!Country Music Photo Gallery
Congratulations to Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban on the birth of their first child together! Nicole and Keith Urban the birth of a baby girl this morning in Nashville. Sunday Rose Kidman Urban weighed in at 6 pounds, 7 1/2 ounces. Urban was by Nicole’s side. “Mother and baby are very well,” according to a press release. This is the couple’s first child. Kidman has two other children with her former husband Tom Cruise, Isabella, 15, and Connor, 13.Country Music Photo Gallery