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Country superstar Keith Urban tells 'CBS Sunday Morning' his marriage to Nicole Kidman wasn't life changing, it was 'life beginning'


Thu, May 5th 2016 06:00 pm
John Blackstone listens to Keith Urban in an interview for `CBS Sunday Morning.` (CBS photos)
John Blackstone listens to Keith Urban in an interview for "CBS Sunday Morning." (CBS photos)

Life really began for country music superstar Keith Urban after marrying actress Nicole Kidman a decade ago, he tells John Blackstone in a heartfelt interview for "CBS Sunday Morning," to be broadcast Sunday, May 8 (9 a.m. ET), on the CBS Television Network.

"Meeting her and getting married was just - wasn't life changing, it was life beginning," Urban tells Blackstone. "It was literally, like, 'OK, life starts.'"

Together, the couple has two children.

In a wide-ranging interview, Urban talks with Blackstone about his new album, his career, his childhood, his family life, how he writes songs, and his upcoming tour. Urban tells Blackstone he travels with nearly two-dozen guitars so he can change up the way he performs songs that have been in his repertoire for years. Doing so, he says, the songs become slightly newer. Some of his new songs were written in London last year, while Kidman was starring there in the play "Photograph 51."

Urban also talks with Blackstone about his start in country music and struggling on the Nashville scene.

"I really wasn't prepared for how long it was going to take," Urban says, noting his musical style didn't necessarily fit the Nashville mold. "I was just really musically out of step with everything here, but I wanted to be here, so it was just digging in roots and staying the course."

The plan worked. Urban is one of country music's biggest acts. The theme of his new album is about the passage of time and the desire to make every moment count.

"I've always had that feeling," Urban tells Blackstone. "I have for many, many years, that - that everything is - is now. This is all there is now. In the moment."

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John Blackstone listens to Keith Urban in an interview for "CBS Sunday Morning." 

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