For Keith Urban, wife Nicole Kidman seems to be his Muse. He tells The (Palm Springs) Desert Sun, "The way she approaches life I find just beautifully inspiring, and that in turn has inspired my art... I write at home, and oftentimes she's there. This record, Defying Gravity - she knows a lot of these songs from the very first inception, just in terms of guitar riffs. I love that she's a part of that journey." Keith is thinking about his next album and there are a few outside songs he's considering recording, but he's probably not going into the studio until early next year.
Urban reveals that he adjusted to the move from Australia to Nashville in 1992 pretty easily. He shares, "I didn't find it too much of a culture shock. In Australia, we grew up with so much American television and so many shows and movies and so many cultural influences. I felt like I'd grown up [on that] most of my life anyway." He adds, "I loved Nashville from the moment I got there. The first trip I made was in 1989, and it was your cliched classic trip. I came over with the manager that I had at the time, we stayed four days and I shopped my little demo tape to all the record labels that would give us a listen. Consequently, we were rejected by everybody... I remember thinking, 'Yeah, I could absolutely live here, I could really put in the time required to establish myself in this town.'"
I'll admit I wasn't sure their love would last but I'm glad they are proving me and any other non-believers wrong...I hope they have a fairytale ending! Did you ever think they'd last?