Just prior to the 2018 CMA Awards, country music superstar Keith Urban shared with ExtraTV that his home burned down when he was a kid and the family was forced to start over again after they lost most of their belongings.
“When I was ten our house burned down so I know that feeling of losing your house. We completely lost everything,” Urban disclosed.
“Luckily we were all okay,” he shared, adding that no one was home when the fire broke out. “When you’re walking through the house and it’s just charred and black as black everywhere you look and there’s water still dripping everywhere and the firemen have left…and I remember thinking, ‘I was just in here this morning getting ready for school and now it’s just — ‘”
The star paused for a moment before continuing.
“So I know that feeling, but what I remember was the community coming together in such an incredible way. And not just the Goodwills and the Salvation Armys and the Red Crosses, which also came to our aid, but also the community with clothing and food and shelter and a place to stay — unbelievable. And you’re seeing it out in California right now. It’s really amazing,” Urban explained.
During the interview, the Aussie also revealed that he’s currently aiding a friend who has been impacted by California’s devastating outbreak of wildfires.
Later in the evening, Keith scored the coveted ‘Entertainer of the Year’ honor. The singer-songwriter took to Instagram to share his thoughts and gratitude after the show. Yes, Nicole Kidman makes a cameo during the video!
Yes, Nicole is very proud of her husband!
While accepting the award, Urban mentioned his family. “Baby girl I love you so much,” he said while looking at his wife in the audience. “I am shocked.”
“Thank you for supporting me and loving me through all that I do,” he said about daughters “Feef” (Faith) and “Munchkin” (Sunday). “Thank you for supporting Daddy. You make it all worthwhile.”
“I wish my dad was alive to see this but I think he’s watching over me tonight,” he added. “I am very grateful that I get to do what I do.”
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