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Billboard.com shared an article from the Associated Press where Keith talks about how some of the songs on his new album, Graffiti, were inspired by Nicole.

On Keith Urban’s new record, Graffiti U, female collaborators are featured on many of the tracks both 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 where his creative experimentation led him.

“There’s a strong female presence in a lot of it, and again, all organically,” Urban said.

Urban grew up listening to other crossover artists like Glen Campbell, Ronnie Milsap and Alabama, and has always followed his muse wherever it led him. His ninth studio album is an extension of his last couple of records that have seen him trying a lot of new styles.

“It’s like putting on a jacket and walking around and see if it fits,” Urban said.

Urban’s fascination with drum machines and loops led him to create many layers of detail into each track in his home studio. He took a demo of a song co-written by Ed Sheeran called “Parallel Line,” and mixed his own electric guitar with Sheeran’s acoustic guitar on the track.

On “Coming Home,” he uses a sample of Merle Haggard’s iconic “Mama Tried” featuring a rolling dobro with the signature Telecaster guitar lick, but changes the pitch to make a new variation of a classic. On “Texas Time,” Urban even borrowed a talk box from Peter Frampton to create the effect of talking through a guitar.

Michaels, who became known as a hit writer for artists like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez before breaking through with her own single “Issues,” met Urban after he tweeted about how much he liked her songwriting. They started writing together, including another Kidman-inspired track called “Gemini,” and Urban got her to help him finish “Coming Home.”

Michaels said they both have similar writing methods. “He sings the melodies and will start to sing the lyrics that his subconscious wants to write, but hasn’t fully figured it out,” Michaels said.

The two performed “Coming Home” at the Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas last month, which meant a lot to Michaels, because she’s struggled with anxiety during big televised performances. She had a panic attack on that very stage during the Billboard Music Awards a year before.

“I think it was a big moment for me to face my fears and to do it with him was so special,” Michaels said. “He’s so free and just so nurturing that when it came time, he was like, ‘We’re having fun.’”

Urban says his wife loves the songs he wrote for her on the new record. She even popped up to sing with him at a recent Spotify event that Urban held for fans in Nashville.

“I’ve never had anybody write a song about me, but it must feel pretty good,” Urban said.

April 27, 2018   Ali   Events, Images Be first to comment

Thanks to my friend Marília we have lots of new pictures of Nicole and Keith from the Time 100 Gala this week.

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Nicole Kidman Online > EVENTS And APPEARANCES > 2018 > April 24 | Time 100 Gala

April 27, 2018   Ali   Family, Videos Be first to comment

Keith is promoting his new album Graffiti U and made a stop by the Ellen Show. During his interview he shared a few stories about Nicole including how she heckled him while he was onstage at a Spotify event. Enjoy!

Keith Urban revealed to Ellen that Nicole Kidman regrets heckling him while onstage… because it led to an impromptu duet between the lovebirds.

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Nicole Kidman is back at work onBig Little Lies, and loving every second!

The 50-year-old actress was honored at the Time 100 Gala in New York City on Tuesday, and stopped to chat with ET’s Nischelle Turner about her powerhouse year and a particularly empowering on-set moment she recently shared with Reese Witherspoon.

“It was funny, we were in the car the other day shooting a scene, and there were some guys hanging out over the balcony, and they’re like, ‘Hey, come on up,’ and we were like, ‘We’re shooting our scene right now, you’ve gotta talk to our boss.’ And then Reese and I looked at each other and went, ‘We are the boss!’” recalled Kidman, who, along with Witherspoon, also executive produces the HBO adaptation series, based on the Liane Moriarty novel of the same name.

“And that was like…I went ‘Oh!’” she continued, with a laugh. “Then we looked at each other and went, not really, cause Andrea Arnold, who’s directing, goes, ‘Be quiet, get ready. Let’s go, rolling.’ We’re still not the boss.”

Kidman won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role as the embattled Celeste Wright on the first season of the show, and filled her 2017 out with more acclaimed work, such as a starring turns in another lauded limited series, Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake, and celebrated features like The Killing of a Sacred Deer and The Beguiled. But she was hesitant to take too much credit for her stellar recent resume.

“Honestly, in the last year, I had the chance to work with four great directors. And as much as I would love to say, ‘Oh yeah, I did something different,’ I didn’t,” she said. “I love what I do, I’ve always loved what I do. I just got very, very fortunate in the sense that four really, really talented directors — Jean Marc Vallee, Jane Campion, Yorgos Lanthimos and Sofia Coppola — all decided to work with me. That’s kind of amazing. And I would love to say it was me, but I don’t believe it is.”

Kidman walked the Time red carpet with her husband, Keith Urban, who had no trouble praising his talented wife for her deserved successes.

“I’m so proud of her. And it’s so right too, she’s got such a beautiful heart, and a collaborative spirit,” Urban gushed. “She’s talking about these directors, but her collaborative spirit is so strong, that it’s only right that these things have happened in a collaboration.”

For her part, Kidman noted that her celebrated career is made possible by “an enormous amount of support from my husband and from my children and my family.”

“But also there’s times when roles connect and things come together and friendships that you’ve had for years suddenly result in work,” she added. “You’re working together and you’re putting that energy into something.”

Meanwhile at Cinemacon in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, Kidman’s Big Little Lies co-star, Shailene Woodley, also chatted with ET’s Kevin Frazier about season two of the show and working with Meryl Streep this time around.

“I mean, no big deal working with Meryl Streep,” she bragged. “She is actually that good. That’s what I want to say. The stories are real and what you see is real and she’s the best there is.”

Woodley, 26, added of Streep, “She is profoundly lovely.”

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Last night Nicole was one of those honored at the Time 100 Gala in New York City at the Lincoln Center. Nicole looked beautiful in a black sheer gown designed by Proenza Schouler.

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Nicole Kidman Online > EVENTS And APPEARANCES > 2018 > April 24 | Time 100 Gala
Nicole Kidman Online > EVENTS And APPEARANCES > 2018 > April 24 | Time 100 Gala – Inside
Nicole Kidman Online > EVENTS And APPEARANCES > 2018 > April 24 | Time 100 Gala – Audience

April 24, 2018   Ali   Family, Videos Be first to comment

Keith posted this cute video of Nicole singing along with him on his Facebook. I love how she supports his music and you can tell she is truly his fan! Enjoy!

April 22, 2018   Ali   Images, Magazines Be first to comment

Scans of Nicole’s feature in the new Time magazine.

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Nicole Kidman Online > PUBLICATIONS > 2018 > April 30 | Time

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There is a small feature on Nicole in the People’s beautiful issue. This is a great issue so I would definitely recommend getting a copy!

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Nicole Kidman Online > PUBLICATIONS > 2018 > April 30 | People

April 19, 2018   Ali   Images, Magazines Be first to comment

Here are two beautiful images from the new Time feature.

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Nicole Kidman Online > Outtakes > 2018 > 006



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