Keith Urban will headline Day 2 of the annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Saturday, April 28. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Keith Urban will headline Day 2 of the annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Saturday, April 28. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Keith Urban, left, and Carrie Underwood accept the award for vocal event of the year for “The Fighter” at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban arrive at the 2017 American Music Awards on November 19, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RalstonMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images Keith Urban accepts the Favorite Male Artist ? Country award, Favorite Album ? Country award for ‘Ripcord,’ and Favorite Song … [Read more...] about Country superstar Keith Urban supports new album in SF Bay Area
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GEORGE Ezra has seen his star soar over recent years, after racking up numerous hit songs. But just who is the talented singer? And when is his next album out? Here's what you need to know... Who is George Ezra? What is his background? George Ezra Barnett, 24, was born June 7, 1993 and is an English singer-songwriter and musician. After releasing two EPs, Did You Hear the Rain? in October 2013 and Cassy O' in March 2014, George shot to fame with the release of his hit single Budapest. The song reached the top 10 in several countries around the world, reaching number one in Austria, Belgium, New Zealand and the Czech Republic. After this, George's debut album Wanted on Voyage, released in June 2014, reached number one in the UK and the top ten in seven other countries. What are George's hit songs? George has scored numerous hits since he first emerged on the scene, they include: Budapest Blame It on Me Listen To the Man Did You Hear The Rain Cassy O' Leaving It Up to You Barcelona … [Read more...] about Who is George Ezra, what are the Paradise singer’s biggest songs and when did his album Staying At Tamara’s come out?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On Keith Urban's new record, "Graffiti U," female collaborators are featured on many of the tracks as songwriters and duet partners. But it's his wife, Nicole Kidman, who steals the show.The television and movie star added backing vocals to Urban's first single, "Female," a song that was inspired by the #MeToo movement, and Urban says she was the inspiration for at least two other songs on the album that came out in late April.On the final track, "Steal My Thunder," Urban sings of his wife: "In every single room/it's all eyes on you. But baby I don't mind/You can steal my thunder anytime.""She's definitely the girl in the song, but it's also very relatable I think," Urban said with a smile. "Many, many guys will get this song."Other female artists featured on the album include country newcomer Kassi Ashton, standout singer and guitarist Lindsay Ell and pop singer-songwriter Julia Michaels. Urban said that wasn't a conscious decision, necessarily, but just … [Read more...] about Nicole Kidman becomes Keith Urban’s muse on new album
HOLLYWOOD star Nicole Kidman proves she has a glittering ca-rear in a backless golden gown. Nicole, 50, was at a Las Vegas country music awards bash getting behind singer hubby Keith Urban. For once Keith, also 50, outshone her at the Academy of Country Music Awards as he won a gong for his track The Fighter. But Nicole has shown she has more than one side to her — and performed on his song Female last year. Oscar-winning Nicole, who played Satine in Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film Moulin Rouge, revealed she will sing on his upcoming album entitled Female. But she claimed modestly: “I have done some backing vocals. I don’t have a lot of confidence singing. "Moulin Rouge was a long time ago, I get a lot of anxiety singing. I prefer acting cause singing’s hard for me.” We disagree. She looks like a sparkling backing performer. Country music's biggest stars gathered at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards. … [Read more...] about Nicole Kidman sparkles in backless gold dress at Academy of Country Music Awards with husband Keith Urban
By The Associated Press April 15, 2018 8:19 pm 04/15/2018 08:19pm The country music community, returning to Las Vegas six months after a massive shooting in the city, remembered the victims not in song, but with words to open the Academy of Country Music Awards. The country music community, returning to Las Vegas six months after a massive shooting in the city, remembered the victims not in song, but with words to open the Academy of Country Music Awards. Miranda Lambert said the world can be “united through the healing power of music,” while Luke Bryan said “music helps us remember what really matters in life.” At the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, Maren Morris said music “makes us stronger” and Thomas Rhett said music gives us “a chance to rejoice.” Jason Aldean closed the emotional moment, saying in respect to the victims and music fans, “we celebrate the music tonight. America, this is your ACM … [Read more...] about Country acts honor victims not in songs, but with words