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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Keith Urban checked into Nashville's Cumberland Heights treatment center with a cocaine problem in 1998
He eventually called Nashville home in 1992 and worked for country duo, Brooks & Dunn, playing guitar and backed up Alan Jackson in the “Mercury Blues” video. Not only does he play acoustic and electric guitars, he can also play the ganjo, bass guitar, mandolin, piano and bouzouki.
Urban worked hard and he played hard, too. In 1998 he checked into Cumberland Heights Treatment Center for an ongoing cocaine addiction. That following year his self titled album produced three top five singles, garnered the Top New Male Vocalist Award at the 2001 Academy of Country Music Awards and the 2001 Country Music Association's Horizon Award. He also found time to play as a session musician on albums for: Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Charlie Daniels and countless others.
Urban married fellow Aussie, Nicole Kidman, on June 25, 2006 in Sydney, Australia but still kept their home in Nashville.
On living in Nashville, Kidman said “it's a great town and it's actually been a great place for me to just go and be myself.” Later that year on October 19th Urban checked himself into yet another treatment center for his addiction. This time it was at the Betty Ford Center in California. The next day Urban released this statement: "I deeply regret the hurt this has caused Nicole and the ones who love and support me. One can never let one's guard down on recovery, and I'm afraid that I have.
Their daughter, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban was born two years later on July 7, 2008 in Nashville. That day Urban stated on his website "Earlier this morning Nic gave birth to our beautiful baby girl, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban. We want to thank everybody that has kept us in their thoughts and prayers. We feel very blessed and grateful that we can share this joy with all of you today."
Keith Urban will be playing the Sommet Center in Nashville on August 29, 2009.