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Keith Urban Covers 'GQ Australia' August 2012

Keith Urban Covers 'GQ Australia' August 2012

Keith Urban takes the cover of GQ Australia‘s August 2012 issue, on newsstands July 23.

Here is what the 44-year-old Aussie country singer had to share with the mag:

On his marriage to Nicole Kidman: “Negativity and doubt are always creeping into my life and having to be kept at bay. Thankfully, Nic is great at calling me on it, and our marriage is at the stage where she doesn’t have to say anything. I hear myself prattling on with negative crap and her loaded silence shuts me up.”

On mentoring on Australia’s The Voice: “The best thing about it has been the chance for people in Australia to get to know me. My music doesn’t really get played here despite it having a lot of appeal elsewhere, so I’ve found myself without an outlet for my songs because of various narrow stereotypes and perceptions about me. That’s been a challenge. But The Voice has offered me an opportunity to connect in a different way and I hope now people check out the gigs because that’s the real show for me… and it ain’t played on a planet of 10-gallon hats.”

On the future: “The creative flow is taking me down a new path, past the excruciating blankness of the empty page, to somewhere fresh where singing songs and playing guitar is fun – pure and simple.”

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Photos: Beau Grealy/GQ
Posted to: Keith Urban, Magazine

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  • Justme

    He looks gorgeous and sad in all the pics but one. And of course they have to make it all about her. But it isn’t about her. It never has been.

  • ANNA

    Good on Ya Keith. Great pictures and better yet, Great guy!

  • Waaaaaa

    He looks HOT HOT HOT. The interview is not all about HER! This is the only paragrah were he talks about his wife. He also had his youngest daughter with him for the interview. Accept that Nicole and his kids are his life and he adores them. Keith will never meet and marry you. get over it. The majority of the interview is about his career, but most normal people will mention their family. You can hope, but Nicole isn’t going anywhere.

  • Adam

    just as Connie explained I am dazzled that some people can profit $5109 in 1 month on the computer. did you read this website (Click on menu Home more information)

  • Justme


    Neither am I :)

  • Because

    Ha ha ha ha. They ask him a question, he answers !

    That makes it all about his beautiful wife? LMAO

    JJ why did you choose these pics? There are some others with the article that are yummy too.

    I have to go read the whole article, as Keith is always so thoughtfull and speaks his mind about things.

    I love that he is a devoted family man and has such a beautiful family.
    When he sings Fast cars, guitars, etc… etc…etc… DON’T MEAN NOTHING WITHOUT YOU. ………………… he means it !

    As it should be, because when it comes down to it ..his family is the most important thing to have in life. Isn’t he the Lucky One!

    Silly people can go on and on about dumb things that they THINK SHOULD be most important. Ha is that because they have no clue about what and why it is aways family first?

  • Frozoid

    “I hear myself prattling on with negative crap and her loaded silence shuts me up.”

    Sounds like a man tormented by demons (hence his former addiction to drugs.)

    Also sounds like some tension in that marriage… “Loaded silence?” Not healthy. Communicate, communicate, communicate in a level but loving manner. NOT by “loaded silence.” His wife sounds like she’s been forced into the “angry mother ” role.

  • Barbara


    Thats funny. Its called a soulmate! Guess you don’t have one if you do not understand what a relationship really is.

    The rest of us get what he is saying. No words are necessarry because you know the answers and ….(we all have some quirks) A couple does not have to communicate and talk about those 24/7 a day !!

    No matter how many times you say it, the marriage is solid, because “they get it” too. So move on to another path of putting this couple down !! !You only make yourself look bad.

    If some other person says My Wife knows me all too well, you would get that. But Keith isn’t allowed! LMAO

  • Bob


    If we are lucky you will get Ban from here too. Go read some more about the stars in the sky!

  • carrie

    He calls her NIC in the interview? lmao

  • Ralph


    LOL that angry mother issue SOUNDS LIKE YOUR ISSUE TO ME LOL

    GEEZ! THAT IS A SILLY WOMEN FOR YA. PUTTING THEiR ISSUES ONTO OTHERS. and pretending they know best. lol

  • Just so

    @Justme: and Froizoid

    Did you bother to click on the link to read more of the article? If you did then did you not notice that KEITH brought up Nicole every time. NOT THE MAGAZINE. Furthermore, he brought one of his daughters with him. And regarding the pictures – the magazine generally tells you how to poise. I hardly think if was depressed he’d put it out there for all to see. I think he is going for a broody James Dean look.

    And Frozoid, when people have been married awhile they can communicate without words.

    Unfortunately you two, Nicole and Keith appear to have a solid marriage based on love, communication and commitment to their daughters. If you both truly like Keith than why not just be happy for him that he is happy.

  • Gloria

    Keith looks so good on the cover! I’ve been a fan of Keith’s for many years and watched him go through ups and downs and he is the happiest now than I’ve ever seen him. He loves his wife and his children and they truly are his world. He said that in another interview I saw him in. Be happy that there are happy couples like them now. I hope they stay that way forever. I’ve heard Keith say that he and Nicole always communicate and as long as they both know what’s going on, then nothing else matters.

  • http://comcast Marj

    @ Frozoid and Just Me (same person). You sure are interested in Nicole and Keith, the perfect couple, get over it Froz !!!! Keith and Nicole have it all, sorry if it makes you unhappy Froz.

  • http://yahoo JoBeth

    I’m a big fan of Keith’s, and how in the world could he not get down occasionally. He’s said in the past that he doesn’t read all the ‘crap’ that’s written; however, occasionally, some must seep in. For some reason, he and Nicole seem to attract every screwball on the net. Thank God, he also has fans who deeply care about them also.

  • somali girl

    Yuk!!! What filthy greasy dirty looking man. BARRRRRF!!!!!

  • http://yahoo JoBeth

    I’ll ignore the above statement – same old commenter, some statement.

    I just read the entire article, and can’t believe that the loving editor of JJ OK’d the hatchet job which appeared here. It’s really a very complimentary piece about Keith; his likeability, talent, marriage, fatherhood, etc. Same old JJ, credit the trash, play down the good.

  • DoubtIt

    Been a fan of Keith for years (live in the USA)…not impressed by GQ Oz’s article at all, but it was not written for an American audience. The photos are not the Keith Urban we all know and love. They are over-posed GQ junk…and nothing natural about them at all. Where is the real Keith Urban in all of this? And it is ALL ABOUT NICOLE….every single word of it. Remember, it is all about her, everything, not him. And I’m not one of those usual suspect skeptics. Where was Oz for the last 20 years? Oh, yeah, they didn’t need him…now they do…or is it NK that does…

  • wm


    Keith always refers to Nicole as ‘Nic’. Where have you been? You obviously don’t know much about them.

  • Zoe2

    Keith is very talented and has paid his dues. He deserves success and the beautiful family that he has. I am sure he is grateful.

  • Jordyn

    What I read of the abbreviated article made the point that in Australia it used to be all about Nicole, but now since The Voice it’s all about him. He’s finally become popular there for who HE is – a very talented, intelligent, and kind man who is also devoted to his family.
    All I can say is Lucky Nicole. She’s got someone special there. Guess that’s why the jealous women hate her.

  • @Doubtit

    Every single word of it is all about Nicole?? What article did YOU read because the one in GQ is about all kinds of things. The photos are definitely GQ…and GQ isn’t a “natural” magazine. It’s a fashion mag for men similar to Vogue for women. Where’s the real Keith? With his lovely wife and adorable daughters, that’s where. Get over the fact that you don’t know the “real” Keith.

  • Louise

    Beautiful man, beautiful article, beautiful pictures. The Urbans are the real thing. When Keith was through with treatment, Nicole said it was like they were married for ten years. That three months was the sincere beginning of their marriage and the good place they are in now. Loving family………..what more could anyone want.

  • duster

    “Give me interviews, travelling on planes, sound-checks and rehearsals, making albums and writing songs, but don’t ask me to be a model because even after 25 years of doing this I still don’t know where to look or how to hold my chin.”

    Ha ha. That the real Keith was know and love. Love his sense of humor. HOT pictures, I must say…. thanks, JJ for posting them here. Thanks Keith for my new vocabulary word of the day “prattling”.

  • CariB

    Keith and Nicole are my favorite couple along with Robert and Susan Downey Jr. Now there’s 2 men who show the world how special their wives are! It’s called respect, people! It just goes to show how one good woman can turn a bad boy around. Love them!

  • Eve

    Gorgeous man, fantastic article. If you don’t like the photos don’t read GQ. It’s always been suits, designer jeans, tops, and sweaters.

    The skeptics are spiteful old bags. They can’t stand this family’s happiness. And Old Bag, wherever Marienne is in none of your d@mn business. We don’t need another fake story that Keith’s mom has cancer.

  • Jill

    Justy, lmao that you aren’t going anywhere. Hon, you are permanently nowhere. Off Keith’s radar and off your rocker.

  • Love The Shoes

    Love him – love them. Great couple and I’m more confident about their longevity than most other couples. I bet Nicole thanks Tom everyday for dumping her lol. Best thing that ever EVAH happended to her.

  • fanny

    The family Urban is a beautiful family! They are so private and reserved.

  • Mona

    Hey JJ thanks! Could have done a better job on your version of the article though.

    Great pictures. Something different from Keith!

    Keith is a special talent and a beautiful person.

    Who the heck brought up Mr. Urban’s Mother? lol lol What ever or who ever said anything abt. her , was said is a low blow. lol I sure a 43 year old man want to talk about his mother on a gossip board? Good grief people, grow up.

    Good job Keith. (even if you hate photo calls as one person quoted)

  • Bets

    Mighty fine Mr. Urban! Now this is a treat!

  • holly

    WHAT! I have been busy and ALMOST missed this.


  • Justme

    As usual, you only know what you read.

  • Justme

    @Frozoid: I don’t think it’s an angry mother role. I think some people are more emotional than others. If you can’t deal with an emotional person, because you’re so cool, yourself, you should have married someone else.

  • Justme

    @Bob: LOL

  • Justme

    @Bob: What is your other 15 names on here Bob? All of them no doubt!

  • Justme

    @Barbara: I have a soul mate.

  • Justme

    @Just so: How can there be negativity if he is so happy?

  • Justme

    @Marj: FAIL. Not the same person.

  • Justme

    @Ralph: Ralph, Roger, Bob. Silly women. Shows what you think of the fairer sex.

  • Justme

    @JoBeth: Not everyone likes both of them. He has fans. She has fans. Some people like the celebrity couple thing. Some people don’t. Anyone who wants everyone to think the way they do, may as well get over themselves. Not everyone is a lemming. There are people in the world who can have their own thoughts without benefit of the thought police telling them what they can think and believe.

  • Justme

    @DoubtIt: Exactly!

  • Julia

    @Jill: We know who you are. You are on our radar.

  • emmaa

    On mentoring on Australia’s The Voice: “The best thing about it has been the chance for people in Australia to get to know me.

    Pretty much sums up the purpose of this show. A publicity vehicle for its judges. I don’t mean it to be as negative as it sounds, but let’s face it – viewers don’t watch it purely for the contestants.

  • http://comcast Patricia

    I think the photographer did a terrible job with the cover shoot of Keith, Keith is soooo much better looking than that pic. Love the talented Keith Urban and will be happy when he comes out with his new songs.

  • Otto

    Justme = 1urbanfan27 = breathingmusic72 = the same old creepy woman obsessed with Keith and Nicole. So now that you’ve been banned from every Keith Urban fan boards on the internet, you’re trying to ruin this place? You should be ashamed of yourself. You say you love Keith Urban? You’re a liar. You have absolutely no respect for Keith and his family. You only want attention on yourself. You’re desperate for attention. That’s why you always post several consecutive messages. To provoke people. To get a reaction. So that you feel important. Sicko.



    Otto stalk….Interesting what one finds…Name calling seems to be the bullies way…Have you seen the new places to post? You are not welcome…My attention has nothing at all to do with getting attention for myself…Unlike the articles that I read…Attention getters for others…I only have one interest here…And you think you know all about me…But you don’t…And you never will…


    @wm: So did Tom…Ever read a transcript of their phone conversations?

  • footballfan

    “horrendous responsibility”? Strange choice of words. Maybe he said “enormous” and was misquoted. At least he can tell his sweet little girls that.

  • Jill

    Wow just27, got under your skin didn’t we?