On June 9, countless country music fans will be glued to their television sets for the live broadcast of the 2010 CMT Music Awards, which take place in Nashville. Keith Urban will be busy during the broadcast, as he is set to play the song “Hit the Road Running” with John Mayer. The song is off of his 2009 album Defying Gravity. Urban and Mayer join a long list of stars performing at the event, including LeAnn Rimes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and many more.
The list of presenters is also chocked full of celebrities, with names like cooking queen Paula Deen, NFL great Terrell Owens, Trisha Yearwood and more handing out awards. Keith Urban could also be taking home a couple of those awards. He is up for Video of the Year for “‘Til Summer Comes Around.” He will be up against Toby Keith (“American Ride”), Carrie Underwood (“Cowboy Casanova”), Kenny Chesney (“Out Last Night”), Lady Antebellum (“Need You Now”), Zac Brown Band (“Toes”), Jason Aldean (“The Truth”), Brad Paisley (“Welcome to the Future”), Miranda Lambert (“White Liar”) and Taylor Swift (“You Belong with Me”). The same video is up for Male Video of the Year against Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw (“Southern Voice”) and Billy Currington (“People Are Crazy”).
The performance at the CMT Awards is a preview for an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads with Keith Urban and John Mayer. CMT Crossroads: John Mayer and Keith Urban will premier on June 18th on CMT at 10pm ET/PT. The episode will see the duo playing Urban’s hits like “‘Til Summer Comes Around” and “Sweet Thing” as well as Mayer’s hits like “Perfectly Lonely” and “Gravity.” Urban was on CMT Crossroads before with John Fogerty and Mayer also took a turn with Brad Paisley on a previous episode.
Being a country star keeps Keith Urban busy, but he has still made an impressive commitment to his family. According to People magazine, his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, revealed that the two strive to never spend more than three days apart. Urban and Kidman have one child together, a daughter named Sunday Rose. Urban may be busy, but his wife is working hard to keep her schedule light. Kidman said, “I think I’ve reached a point in my life where I’ve slowed down a lot, so it’s not difficult. My priority is very much keeping my family together and not being away from them.” The two Aussie stars have been through a lot in their time together, and they seem as strong as ever.