OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban Loves Tu Compania

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He’s talking about “Kiss a Girl,” but his “Tu Compania” is playing in the background. Could that mean that Keith Urban truly loves the company (the “compania”) of his fans? I think so. Because in his latest KU Tube video , he is revealing his scientific method for choosing the lucky fans who join him onstage for the “Kiss a Girl” part of his concert. And it’s actually totally unscientific. “Just an FYI: I’m not going to pick you if you have a sign that says, ‘Pick Me.’ But I just pick people at random. Sometimes it’s hysterical. Other times, it’s less,” he admits. Then he adds he will often take mental notes at other artists’ concerts so he knows what to do and what not to do. “They say the art of originality is knowing how to hide your sources,” he laughs. If that’s true, it must be an art he has completely mastered.

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