The singer hints at a Nashville concert that he expects to be a dad any day now

By Eileen Finan and Kay West
Updated July 06, 2008 09:45 AM
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Keith Urban joined pal Kenny Chesney for a hometown concert in Nashville Saturday, and hinted to the crowd of nearly 50,000 that he expects to be a dad soon – very, very soon.

“I m going to dedicate a song to my very, very, very, very, VERY pregnant wife!” Urban said with a laugh, before singing his hit, “Better Half.”

His real-life better half, Nicole Kidman, wasn t far away. Kidman, dressed in a brown crinkled silk dress with her hair worn loose and curly, slipped backstage at Nashville’s LP Field just after Urban began his hour-long set.

“Well, we re home, Nashville,” a buoyant Urban yelled to the screaming crowd during the concert, before wishing them a happy Fourth of July, telling them, We were blowing things up last night!

Urban and Kidman spent the previous evening at pal Ronnie Dunn s house for the Brooks & Dunn singer’s annual July 4 party that features a homemade fireworks show.

There was speculation that Urban might join headliner Kenny Chesney. Instead, the singer left the stage after his set to join his wife. The two walked hand-in-hand, pausing briefly to wave to the crowd, to a waiting golf cart that whisked them away.