Keith Urban is a happy man. And, who could blame him? His career is thriving, he is married to a movie star and he is a proud father of two daughters.
According to CMT.com, the country star narrowed the list of highlights in his life down to six in an interview on the “Storme Warren Podcast” on SiriusXM. Urban said each of the items on the list is of equal importance.
First on the list is meeting and marrying Nicole Kidman. The couple wed in 2006. The Oscar-winning actress also helped Urban overcome drug addiction. Winning that battle is also on the list of high points in the 53-year-old musician’s life.
“I deeply regret the hurt this has caused Nicole and the ones that love and support me,” Urban previously said in a statement. “One can never let one’s guard down on recovery, and I’m afraid that I have. With the strength and unwavering support, I am blessed to have from my wife, family, and friends, I am determined and resolved to a positive outcome.”
Another happiest moment for Urban, who was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, was the birth of his children, Rose in 2008 and Faith Margaret in 2010.
Keith Urban reflects on his career for the remaining three high points on his list. One of these includes being welcomed in Nashville, which is the mecca of country music. Urban was part of the band, The Ranch, which released a self-titled album in 1997. However, he eventually left the group to pursue his solo career. In 1999, he released his self-titled album which included the No. 1 hit “But for the Grace of God.” His acceptance in Nashville became even more evident in 2001 when he was named Top New Male Vocalist at the CMA Awards.
Winning CMA Awards for Male Vocal and Entertainer of the Year also made it on Urban’s list of his happiest moments. “… it was too overwhelming for me,” he said. Receiving those same honors in the years that followed concludes Keith Urban’s list. “I’m speechless about that,” he added.
Keith Urban Feared He ‘Peaked’ Too Soon
With his early success, came doubts for Keith Urban.
“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,” Urban said during a recent interview. “And I couldn’t enjoy it because I was so scared that it was all over too soon. But I had so much more that I wanted to do.”
The country music star said he kept working to be a better artist.
“When I’ve gone in to make a record, all I’ve tried to do is capture the spirit of who I am at that time. With the songs saying that. The way that the record sounds and feels,” he added. “The overriding thing that I think has changed is when I was recording those records and writing songs like ‘Somebody Like You,’ ‘Better Life’ and these things, I wasn’t that guy. But I wanted to be that guy. I didn’t have that relationship, but I wanted to have that kind of relationship. So those songs were really songs of wishing and hoping and praying that I could become that guy, sort of like almost visualizing that I am that before I was. And then after I met Nic, that slow transition into actually becoming that person was when that happened.”
On Dec. 7, Urban tweeted dates for his upcoming Australian tour, which is set to begin in December 2021.
“The Speed of Now” tour will also include Urban’s collaboration with Pink on the song “One Too Many.” According the singer’s website, he will also be performing at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on Aug. 21, 2021.