OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban Gets Thrown by Paparazzi

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You’ve seen the pictures of Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman and their two perfectly adorable little girls walking through an airport, right? Well, yesterday (May 26) Urban admitted to Milwaukee’s FM106 that he is not used to that kind of paparazzi treatment. “We were coming back through L.A. on Monday, and that’s where we sort of had that paparazzi stuff. It’s funny because we spend most of the year in Nashville, but we never get bothered here. So, usually when you see photos of us it’s either in New York or L.A., but it’s usually a fleeting visit,” he said. “I always get thrown because we can live such a normal life in Nashville.” He also talks about his star on the Music City Walk of Fame (“You can officially walk all over me in Nashville”), his Billboard Music Awards performance with actor-comedian Ken Jeong (“I gotta say, that’s the first time I’ve ever seen a banjo shattered on a stage”) and on dreaming big even if you’re from a small town (“Look at Justin Bieber. He comes from some tiny little town in Canada. Shania Twain, same thing. For people out there that have that dream and that want, there’s really nothing stopping you from doing it”).

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