OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban, Quote by Quote

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The cover story in the new People Country Special is all about Keith Urban and how he’s country’s hottest guy. (Tell us something we don’t know, People.) The photo is sexy enough — because he’s Keith Urban and he’s sitting on an amp. But the words are just as smoking hot. So I took the liberty of going through the story and pulling the quotes that absolutely define how hot Urban is, inside and out. You’re welcome.

“Life’s just too short, and before we know it, the girls will be grown and gone.”

“We do normal things like go to the grocery store and movies and take our girl to school in the mornings. It’s really nice.”

“It’s the most amazing feeling harmonizing with your 2-year-old.”

“I heard someone say. ‘Forgiveness is letting go of the idea that you could have had a different past.’ And I love that.”

“Nic says she loves my humor. I just love seeing her laugh.”

“I love where I am today. I wouldn’t want to upset anything in the path on the way to here.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.