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.”

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson