“It’s been eight years since I was first here accepting an award for my first No. 1 song,” he told the crowd at the BMI-hosted bash in Nashville. “I’m so happy to be here again, and to be here with Nicole. This is our award.”
The country star beamed at his wife, who was casually dressed in head-to-toe black. “You do look good in my shirt,” he added with a devilish wink. “And out of it! But that’s a different story.”
Blushing and smiling, the 41-year-old Kidman took her husband’s face between her hands and sweetly kissed him on the lips.
Urban’s most recent hit was actually first recorded in 2002 for his Golden Road album, but it was never released as a single. At the urging of his label chief, the singer jumped at the chance to re-record the track.
“This song has had a strange journey. I love playing it live,” Urban said. “It doesn’t matter when it came out – a good song is a good song.”
These days, Urban is busy recording his next album, due to be released in March 2009.
The superstar couple continues to lead a quiet life in Nashville, where she takes yoga and spin classes and they stroll about the tiny village of Leiper’s Fork with daughter Sunday Rose. For Urban’s recent 41st birthday, they celebrated with friends at Germantown Cafe, a favorite casual bistro.
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