Keith Urban Duets With Wife Nicole Kidman [Watch] & Confesses to Hearing a “Weird Voice” in His Head

Keith Urban Duets With Wife Nicole Kidman [Watch] & Confesses to Hearing a “Weird Voice” in His Head

Give Keith Urban a microphone and a crowd, and you’re gonna get some great soundbites.

On April 23, Spotify hosted a private Fans First party in Nashville for more than 150 of Keith’s biggest fans, and Keith treated them to a sneak listen of his upcoming album, Graffiti U, which drops on April 27.

In addition to performing acoustic versions of new songs “Female,” “Coming Home, and “Paint It on Sunday,” as well as a duet with wife Nicole Kidman on “Parallel Line,” Keith answered questions from the fans in attendance and shared a few amusing anecdotes, including his failed plan to play a song at one of his concerts in total darkness (he couldn’t see the piano keys) and being terrified before his performance of “Coming Home” at the ACM Awards on April 15.

“I was terrified—I had never played [“Coming Home”] live before and there are a lot of words,” said Keith with a laugh. “There’s a weird voice in my head that happens every time I play on a TV show and it happened at the ACMs when we did ‘Coming Home.’ The song starts and I’m walking up to the mic and the voice goes, ‘Don’t forget the words.’ Out of the blue, literally. My heart [pounds] and then it all comes out.”

In addition to hearing Keith’s tunes, fans were able to explore an art mural exhibition, which featured a series of murals created by a group of five acclaimed local artists, including Nathan Brown,Ty Christian, Brian Wooden, Eric “Mobe” Bassand and Aaron Martin.

Check out clips of Keith singing “Coming Home” and his duet with Nicole on “Parallel Line.”

photo by John Shearer/Getty

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs