Marrying Nicole Kidman, Having Children and Getting Sober Are Among the High Points Of Keith Urban’s Life

Keith Urban has a lot to be grateful for. The country superstar has a decades-long career filled with accolades, including…

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Lauren Jo Black

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January 3, 2021

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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.”

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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. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.