Keith Urban has a lot to be grateful for. The country superstar has a decades-long career filled with accolades, including Entertainer of the Year trophies, GRAMMY awards and chart-topping singles and albums, but no career achievement comes close to the triumphs of his personal life.
During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s Exit 209 with Storme Warren podcast, Urban took a moment to reflect on the high points of his life and career and it’s no surprise that his three leading ladies – his wife, Nicole Kidman, and daughters Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, made the list.
“There’s a lot of high points, I guess. Yeah. Meeting Nic [Kidman] and marrying her. Having children. Getting sober,” Urban shared. “None of these are in any particular order, because they’re all equally on point.”
Also included on the superstar’s list was the moment he began to feel accepted in Nashville and within the country music community.
“From a professional standpoint – that was it for me. And in 2005, when I was nominated at the CMAs for Male Vocal and Entertainer of the Year in the same year and won them both, it was too overwhelming to me,” he admitted. “I was terrified that I’d won Entertainer of the Year so soon. Because I thought, well, that’s it, that’s the end of the career. I’ve peaked. And I feel like I’ve got so much more to do. It felt too much too soon.”
He explained that he was unable to enjoy it due to being “scared that it was all over too soon.”
Things came full circle, however, several years later.
“So the other high point would have been being honored that again, 15 years later. I’m speechless about that,” he said.
Keith Urban’s latest single “One Too Many,” featuring P!nk, is at country radio now.