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It must've been date night at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10). Both Keith Urban and Tim McGraw walked the red carpet with their wives, Nicole Kidman and Faith Hill, respectively. McGraw talked a little bit about his new album and the song "Highway Don't Care," a collaboration with Taylor Swift and Urban. "I'm a big fan of both of them," McGraw said. "Taylor's such a special artist. And Keith, not only is he a fantastic artist and vocalist and a great guy, but he's one of the greatest guitar players in the world." Hill was in J. Mendel and McGraw was wearing Tom Ford (and what he called his "manly nails").
Urban and Kidman walked the carpet, too, even though they were probably jet lagging from their return from Australia. They admitted they'd watched American Idol while they were visiting Down Under. "Actually, we were watching it in Australia," Urban said. "Nic would be like, 'Does he go through? Does he go through?'" It sounds like Kidman wanted everyone to get a golden ticket. She also said she couldn't watch her husband's concerts from the front row because she'd distract him. (Not to mention the rest of the fans.) Kidman was wearing Vera Wang and Urban chose Rick Owens.