At an unannounced pop-up show last night at Nashville’s Exit/In, GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban enlisted his fans to officially announce his “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018,” and also took the opportunity to reveal that his forthcoming album will be called GRAFFITI U.  During a 2-hour surprise show, in front of a crowd of 350 lucky fans that poured out onto the streets, Urban also took time to introduce and perform with GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini, who will accompany Urban on the North American leg, as his supporting act.




    It was Urban’s fans who took center stage for the tour announcement – a live streamed event that saw them during the feed, in cities across the country announcing the “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018” on white poster boards –  http://smarturl.it/KU-FanVideo.

    “I’ve been full-on writing, recording, collaborating and creating with some incredibly talented people for GRAFFITI U, a lot of whom I’ve never worked with before,” said Urban.  “I can hear how some of the songs will translate live already, which really makes putting on a new show so exhilarating and I loved having our fans included in the announcement of the tour because it’s their tour too.”

    The 58-city tour will kick off on June 15th at St. Louis’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and will include 10 shows in Canada (supporting act TBA) as well as visits to cities in Nevada, Oregon, Alabama and Arkansas that Urban has yet to headline.  Urban’s shows have become concert events that electrify.  They’re unexpected, if not unpredictable, and have been hailed by media around the world as a “concert experience not to be missed.” The tour will feature many of Urban’s 23 #1 songs, as well as brand new songs that have never been performed live and an all-new concert production that promises to be as spectacular as never before.



    “I remember hearing Keith Urban songs that stopped me in my tracks and made me want to drop everything and chase that kind of lyric and heart filled artistry,” says Ballerini. “He’s the best in the business and I can’t wait to fangirl and learn from him this year. Truly an honor to tour with him.”


    Fri Jun 15              St. Louis, MO                   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

    Sat Jun 16             Indianapolis, IN                Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

    Fri Jun 22              Clarkston, MI                  DTE Energy Music Theatre

    Sat Jun 23             Pittsburgh, PA                 KeyBank Pavilion

    Wed Jun 27            Saratoga Springs, NY       Saratoga Performing Arts Center

    Fri Jun 29              Toronto, ON                     Budweiser Stage

    Sat Jun 30             Toronto, ON                     Budweiser Stage

    Thu Jul 5               Gilford, NH                      Bank of NH Pavilion

    Fri Jul 6                 Gilford, NH                      Bank of NH Pavilion

    Sun Jul 8               Canandaigua, NY             CMAC

    Fri Jul 13               Salt Lake City, UT             USANA Amphitheatre

    Sat Jul 14              Denver, CO                      Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

    Sun Jul 15             Albuquerque, NM             Isleta Amphitheater

    Fri Jul 20               Mountain View, CA           Shoreline Amphitheatre

    Sat Jul 21              Lake Tahoe, NV                Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

    Sun Jul 22             Lake Tahoe, NV                Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

    Fri Jul 27               Raleigh, NC       Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

    Sat Jul 28              Charlotte, NC                  PNC Music Pavilion

    Sun Jul 29             Alpharetta, GA                 Verizon Amphitheatre

    Fri Aug 3                Philadelphia, PA               BB&T Pavilion

    Sat Aug 4               Mansfield, MA                  Xfinity Center

    Sun Aug 5              Bangor, ME                      Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

    Fri Aug 10              Cleveland, OH                  Blossom Music Center

    Sat Aug 11             Bristow, VA                      Jiffy Lube Live

    Sun Aug 12            Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

    Wed Aug 15            Rogers, AR                       Walmart AMP*

    Fri Aug 17              Kansas City, MO              Sprint Center

    Sat Aug 18             Chicago, IL                       Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

    Sun Aug 19            Cincinnati, OH                 Riverbend Music Center

    Fri Aug 24              Nashville, TN                    Bridgestone Arena

    Sat Aug 25             Orange Beach, AL             The Wharf Amphitheater

    Sun Aug 26            Tuscaloosa, AL                 Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

    Fri Sept 7               Uncasville, CT                  Mohegan Sun Arena

    Sat Sept 8              Uncasville, CT                  Mohegan Sun Arena

    Fri Sept 14             Ottawa, ON                      Canadian Tire Centre*

    Sat Sept 15             London, ON                      Budweiser Gardens*

    Wed Sept 19           Winnipeg, MB                  Bell MTS Place*

    Fri Sept 21             Saskatoon, SK                 SaskTel Centre*

    Sat Sept 22             Edmonton, AB                 Rogers Place*

    Sun Sept 23           Calgary, AB                      ScotiaBank Saddledome*

    Tue Sept 25            Vancouver, BC                 Rogers Arena*

    Thu Sept 27            Eugene, OR                      Matthew Knight Arena

    Fri Sept 28             Boise, ID                          Taco Bell Arena

    Sat Sept 29             Missoula, MT                   Adams Center

    Thu Oct 4               Phoenix, AZ                      Ak-Chin Pavilion

    Fri Oct 5                Laughlin, NV                    Laughlin Event Center

    Fri Oct 12               Peoria, IL                         Peoria Civic Center

    Sat Oct 13              Minneapolis, MN              Target Center

    Sun Oct 14             Grand Forks, ND              Ralph Engelstad Arena

    Thu Oct 18             Toledo, OH                       Huntington Center

    Fri Oct 19               Grand Rapids, MI             Van Andel Arena

    Sat Oct 20              Louisville, KY                   KFC Yum! Center

    Wed Oct 24             Youngstown, OH              Covelli Centre

    Thu Oct 25             Hershey, PA                     Giant Center

    Sat Oct 27              Brooklyn, NY                    Barclays Center

    Sun Oct 28             Charlottesville, VA            John Paul Jones Arena

    Thu Nov 1              Little Rock, AR                 Verizon Arena

    Fri Nov 2                New Orleans, LA               Smoothie King Center

    Sat Nov 3               Dallas, TX                        American Airlines Center

    * Supporting performer to be announced

    For more official Keith Urban news and information go to www.keithurban.net.


    Keith Urban has two powerful women supporting him on his new song “Female.” When Keith heard the song, he knew right away that one of the song’s co-writers, Nicolle Gaylon, who was singing on the demo, needed to be a part of the finalized track. So along with the songwriting Nicole, Keith added another Nicole…his award-winning multi-talented wife Nicole Kidman.

    “Well, Nicolle Galyon, who’s one of the writers on the song, she did the part originally and you hear her on the record,” says Keith. “But when I was working at my studio at the house, Nic was home…my Nic was home, and I went upstairs and said ‘Would you come down and sing these parts as well? ‘Cause it’d be great to have on this record. Of all songs this is the right one to have you on.’ So, she came down and sang along with Nicolle Galyon. So, there’s Nic and Nic on the track”

    Shane McAnally and Ross Copperman co-wrote “Female,” which Keith debuted at the 2017 CMA Awards, with Nicolle Galyon.


  • NEWS AND NOTES: Tyminski, Chris, Keith, Little Big Town

    Tyminski is scheduled to perform “Wanted” from his album, Southern Gothic, on ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday (January 16th).

    Chris Stapleton has been announced as the musical guest on NBC’s Saturday Night Live January 27th. Will Ferrell will host.


    Keith Urban and Little Big Town are among the artists honoring Fleetwood Mac during the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute in New York City January 26th, just a couple of days before the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons and Lorde will also perform during the show.


    During Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards, Nicole Kidman honored her husband Keith Urban in one of the most swoonworthy ways during her acceptance speech for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series for her role as Celeste Wright in HBO’s Big Little Lies.

    “Keith Urban, when my cheek  is against yours, everything melts away, and that is love. It’s true. I love you so much,” she said.

    Her impassioned speech included appreciation for her co-stars of the series, including co-producer Reese Witherspoon, as well as Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz. The show went on to win Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern also picked up Best Supporting awards for their roles in Big Little Lies.

    Keith is making his way up the country charts with his latest song, “Female.”


    Video / Nicole Kidman's acceptance speech at 2018 Golden Globe Awards

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Keith, Darius, Shania

    Keith Urban has been added as one of the presenters for Sunday night’s (January 7th) Golden Globe Awards. He will present Best Original Song. Keith’s wife Nicole Kidman is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture for her role as Celeste Wright in HBO’s much-lauded Big Little Lies. Jennifer Aniston, Helen Mirren, Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon, Kit Harington, Ron Howard, Halle Berry, Emma Stone, Penelope Cruz, Allison Janney, Gal Gadot, Kelly Clarkson, Hugh Grant and many others will also present. The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards airs live Sunday at 8pm ET on NBC.

    Darius Rucker
    will headline the free AT&T Playoff Playlist concert at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on Monday (January 8th) prior to the College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia.

    Shania Twain is set to appear on the show Drop the Mic where stars go head-to-head in an amateur rap battle. The show, which pits the superstar against pop star Megan Trainor, will air Tuesday (January 9th) at 10p ET.

    Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town and Keith Urban are among the acts performing at this year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The event, taking place February 27th – March 18th, will also feature performances by Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Garth Brooks and many more.


    During his New Year’s Eve headlining performance in Nashville, Keith Urban paid tribute to some of the legendary musicians we lost in 2017. He performed an extended medley of songs beginning with Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” honoring lead singer Chris Cornell who committed suicide last Spring. He followed it with songs from Gregg Allman, Don Williams, Glen Campbell, Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry and AC/DC’s Malcolm Young. He wrapped up the medley with Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’,” and during the middle of the song, he brought out wife Nicole Kidman and their two daughters, Sunday and Faith, who danced their way across the stage.

    Keith is climbing up the country charts with his song, “Female.”

    Video / Keith Urban 2017 tribute on NYE


    Keith Urban posted a photo on Twitter as he bundled up for rehearsals for his New Year’s Eve performance at Nashville’s Bicentennial Mall.

    If you’re in Music City as the calendar switches from 2017 to 2018, make sure to try to keep warm. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 10pm on New Year’s Eve to 9am on Monday morning. Very cold wind chills are expected and will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. The wind chills will range from 5 degrees above zero to 5 below zero.





    Keith Urban took home four CMT Music Awards this year, and since they’re fan-voted, he wanted to share his excitement with the fans. Check out the video below.



    Keith Urban has released the lyric video for his latest song, “Female.”

    Video /

  • NEW YEAR’S EVE 2017

    What are some of your favorite stars doing to welcome in the New Year? Some of them are working to help fans celebrate. Several artists have taken the time off around the holidays and will hit it hard when they return to the road in January. Some artists have resolutions and some are very helpful with their own hangover cures for those who imbibe too much on New Year’s Eve.

    Keith Urban is set to headline Music City on New Year’s Eve for the second year in a row. He’ll perform against the backdrop of the State Capitol Building as part of the Jack Daniels Music City Midnight Bash. Maren Morris, Cheap Trick, Carly Pearce, Johnny P, Larkin Poe and the Fisk Jubilee Singers are also on the bill.

    Canaan Smith will perform on New Year’s Eve in Nashville as part of Team USA’s WinterFest at the Walk of Fame Park at 3:30p.

    Audio / Brothers Osborne talk about how people spend the last moments of the year, and the first moments of the new year.


    Brothers Osborne (New Year) OC: (TJ) …next month. :44
    JOHN: “I think it’s kind of funny how we spend literally the last moment and the very first moment of every year being extremely intoxicated, extremely, because you don’t want to wait until like 12:30 to get your buzz on. You’ve got to do it before midnight, and then once midnight happens, you’re like, ‘Omigod! Now it’s time to celebrate even more.’ Debauchery is the literally bookending your entire year.” TJ: “I love how everyone starts the year off with diets and then we end the year with like excessive amounts of food. And then you get to the end of the year, you’re like, ‘Oh, I’m going to start a diet on the 1st, so I’m going to eat everything that’s in front of me.’ I love it.” JOHN: “And come February 1st, ‘what diet?’” [laughs] TJ: “What diet? I’ll start it next month.” [laughs]

    Audio / John Osborne of Brothers Osborne says a little hair of the dog is definitely the cure for a hangover.


    Brothers Osborne (hangover cure) OC: …of the year. :07
    “Usually drinking more. I mean, a little hair of the dog never hurt anybody. Plus, it’s the first of the year.”


    Audio / Canaan Smith says there’s really no cure for a hangover.


    Canaan Smith (no hangover cure) OC: …long, you know? :32
    “There is no hangover cure. The older I get I’m like, ‘Oh God! What am I thinking?’ It’s terrible. Hangovers are awful. Tequila’s the worst. I try to stay away from Tequila, because it hurts me bad. I used to be a whiskey guy. I still am every now and then, but of late, I’m domestic, American beer, just something light and tasty. Shots are my worst enemy. When I start working shots into the picture, that’s when I know I’m gonna hurt the next morning. I just try to keep it the same, whether it’s whiskey or beer or whatever, I just stick with that same drink the whole night long, you know?”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says there’s not really a cure for a hangover.


    Dierks (NYE) OC: …for that. :10
    “I think January first is universally accepted as a dog. So I mean, a little hair of the dog, I guess. But just…water and stay on the couch, I guess. There’s no real sure-fire cure for that.”

    Audio / Eric Church has a couple of hangover cures for those times (especially on New Year’s Eve) when you might imbibe a little too much.


    Eric Church (hangover cure) OC: …every time. :17
    “The best hangover cure – I’ve got two. One is 5-hour Energy [bottles], because of all the B-vitamins that are in it. You can start pounding those, and it’s either gonna work, or it’s gonna keep you up and prolong your misery. But the other one I have is just take two Advil and a beer in the morning. Hair of the dog, man – that works every time.”

    Audio /


    Jon Pardi (hangover cure) OC: …deal with it. :20
    “My hangover cure is Bloody Marys, but be careful – because once you have a couple, don’t go to beer, because if you go to beer, you’re gonna start drinking again and you’ll end up a morning drunk. OR if you want to go the non-alcoholic route, there’s nothing you can do for hangovers. [laughs] You just go deal with it.”

    Audio / Kacey Musgraves, who is expected to release her new album sometime in 2018, has her own hangover cure.


    Kacey Musgraves (hangover cure) OC: …water. Yup! :32
    “Coconut water is a major help with hangovers and also, a lot of times we go and eat Vietnamese fuh. It’s a soup, and it’s got this awesome broth. You can get different things in it or whatever, but for some reason, it’s just like…it’s almost like a chicken noodle soup kind of an idea, you know, but it’s good. That’s good for hangovers too. That, sleep, Tylenol, coconut water and just water, in general. And when you’re drinking, have your alcohol, drink a little bit of water, drink some more alcohol, drink some water. Yup!”

    Audio / Keith Urban talks about the emotions he feels on New Year’s Eve.


    Keith Urban (New Year’s emotions) OC: …of time. :35
    “Yeah, I go for every emotion on New Year’s Eve, every emotion – regret, remorse, melancholy, joy, hope, sadness, gratitude, calm, anxiety. [laughs] There’s a lot in that night for a lot of people. I’ve always been a big, I love New Year’s…Nic’s not a big New Year’s Eve person. I love New Year’s Eve. The counting down is important to me and I find it huge, that demarcation of time.”

    Audio / Kip Moore gives advice on how to avoid a hangover on New Year’s Eve.


    Kip Moore (avoiding hangovers on NYE) OC: …yourself. :03
    “Pace yourself on New Year’s – that’s the remedy. Pace yourself.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan’s favorite New Year’s Eve has to be when he and his now wife Caroline reunited.


    Luke Bryan (New Years-best) OC: …great night. :17
    “My best New Year’s Eve is definitely when my wife and I started back dating. We started back dating right before Christmas, and we went on a trip down to Florida and met some friends. And her birthday is New Year’s Eve. We celebrated it that night. It was just a great night.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan takes a look back at his busy 2017, including releasing his brand new album, What Makes You Country.


    Luke Bryan (looking back on 2017) OC: …about it. :40
    “I look back on the year, and certainly it’s been a crazy busy year, but I don’t know any other way on doing this business other than it being really, really crazy and really, really busy. I try to sit down and write music and write songs and then I’m constantly listening through what the city of Nashville and what all the wonderful songwriters there are churning out. So, yeah, listening and writing and then we go into the studio and try to make some music happen. So, we’ve been going in periodically through the year in getting this album done, and it’s finally, finally here and I’m pretty excited about it.”