OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban Heading to Sydney for 'The Voice'

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Keith Urban is on the lookout for some killer raw talent. That's what he said about his upcoming trip to Sydney, Australia, later this month. Urban is going to be taping the Australian version of The Voice, and he'll be back and forth between Sydney and America over the next few months. "It'll be a blast spending a little time in Australia working on The Voice, getting the opportunity to try and help some killer raw talent blossom," he said. "And I have a feeling that being immersed in that new kind of 'everything is possible' energy, will have a real inspiring and liberating effect on creating new music for my new album." Which may be a major hint about how he'll be spending much of the upcoming year -- at home in Nashville writing for his next record.

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