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Garth Brooks Asks Keith Urban For Advice on Playing Festivals

  • 8:12 am Friday, April 27th, 2018 by Staff Writer

Can you believe it’ll be Garth Brooks’ first major festival in the “modern era” this weekend at Stagecoach in California?!

He closes out the festival Sunday night, but went to his pal Keith Urban who’s also playing the festival to ask what he should expect:

Garth says, “You know, this is going to be the first festival that we’ve gotten to play in the modern era, and…Keith Urban’s on there…so I had to text Keith, ‘Hey, man – what’re these things like?’ And he said, ‘It’ll be the most fun you’ve ever had.’ So, to tell Garth Brooks it’s going to be [More]

Keith Urban Releases Album Details For Graffiti U

  • 6:05 am Friday, April 6th, 2018 by Staff Writer

Keith Urban is about to release his ninth studio album, Graffiti U and he has just given us some inside scoop on what to expect when it comes to the full album and songs. The new album will be released on April 27 and will include 13 tracks, including his hit “Female” and his latest single “Coming Home,” featuring Julia Michaels. Urban also unveiled the album’s cover art, featuring a stunning black-and-white photo of him that was taken by world-renowned photographer Mark Seliger.

The cover art can be seen here:

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Kelly Clarkson and More Added To ACM Performance Line Up

  • 6:52 am Friday, March 30th, 2018 by Staff Writer

Kelly Clarkson, Jon Pardi and Kane Brown are among the artists who’ve been added to the performance lineup for this year’s ACM Awards. This year is going to be a big year for the ACM awards when it comes to performances. The Boot reports that Alan Jackson and Little Big Town were also announced as performers on Thursday. This year’s previously announced performers include Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, and Jason Aldean. Additionally, Cam, Dustin Lynch and Kiefer Sutherland will all be presenters. The 2018 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, on [More]

Keith Urban Releases Lyric Video For New Song “Coming Home” With Julia Michaels

  • 6:56 am Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 by Staff Writer

We heard yesterday on Facebook that this was going to be happening. Keith Urban teased a collaboration with Julia Michaels on one of his new songs off his Graffiti U album that is set to release later this year (no date has been announced for that yet). Radio.com reports that Keith Urban has now taken to YouTube to drop the full single and its accompanying lyric video. “‘Coming Home’ finds equal room for organic instruments and digital elements, creating a blend of twang and technology…It’s a modern, mainstream-minded pop anthem,” writes Rolling Stone. They also note that “a revised version of [Merle Haggard’s] ‘Mama Tried’ guitar riff frames [More]

Nicole Kidman Elegantly Eats 4-Course Meal Of Just Bugs

  • 6:27 am Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Staff Writer

In the latest installment of Vanity Fair‘s Secret Talent Theatre video series, Nicole Kidman demonstrates her affinity for eating bugs. “Two billion people in the world eat bugs, and I’m one of them,” she proudly declares. The Oscar-winning actress uses chopsticks to chow down on a four-course meal that consists of live hornworms, live mealworms, dead crickets, and a dessert of fried grasshoppers. She somehow manages to look elegant during her feast and offers taste notes such as “like a hairy nut” before bursting into giggles. “I’m telling you, I’d win Survivor,” she boasts.

Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood’s Romantic Rendition of “The Fighter”

  • 6:03 am Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Last night Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood changed up the style of their song “The Fighter” and really slowed down the first half on the CMT Music Awards. They absolutely killed it! I really enjoyed this version, what about you?

Keith & Carrie from the 2017 CMT Music Awards:

Ashley’s Nashville Trip Recap – Access to Your Fav Country Stars!

  • 8:48 am Monday, February 27th, 2017 by Staff Writer

I have a ton to share with you guys from my first trip to the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, and I hope you were able to follow along with me on social media through my Instagram Stories (AshleyOnK923)/Snapchat (ItsMeAsh10) and Facebook (Ashley’s All Access) because there were some pretty amazing personal interactions and musical moments that took place!

Here’s some of the most memorable moments from my personal experience (and not even close to all of it):

Luke Bryan at the UMG Luncheon at the Mother Church (Ryman Auditorium)

Luke & his wife Caroline recently lost a niece who was [More]

2017 ACM Nominees Announced

  • 9:07 am Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Staff Writer

The nominees for the 2017 ACM Awards were just announced this morning (Thursday 2/16/2017). The awards take place in Las Vegas April 2nd, to the new venue – T-Mobile Arena.

Your 2017 ACM Award nominees are:

Entertainer: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban.

Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban.

Female Vocalist: Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood.

Vocal Duo: Big & Rich, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Maddie & Tae.

Vocal Group: Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Rascal Flatts.

New Male: Kane Brown, Chris Janson, [More]

Keith Urban Playing Australian Superbowl

  • 7:28 am Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by Staff Writer

This is something we’ve been hoping would happen at the American Super Bowl, but for now – it’s only happening in Australia. A country star performing at the big game.

Keith Urban is heading to his home country of Australia this weekend to play the “National Rugby League (NRL) Telstra Premiership Grand Final, which takes place this Sunday (10/2) at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. The pre-game celebration will take place at a park next to the stadium and will also feature a performance by Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi.”