For Keith Urban, Marriage Always Comes First

The Australian singer says he puts his marriage with Nicole Kidman above all else.

Keith Urban is a popular, successful country artist, with a busy recording and touring schedule, and a stint as judge on American Idol. How does he stay grounded amid the chaos of a stellar career?

He makes is nine-year marriage to fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman his top priority, no matter what else is going on. He revealed this secret during a recent Q&A session at the 2015 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.

He told the interviewer, "Someone said one time, 'If your marriage isn't your priority, you're not married,' and I thought, for me, that's so true. So as long as I keep her as a priority, everything else sort of seems to work."

Urban performed a few songs at Country Radio Seminar, including a new one called, "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16." He's gearing up to work on his ninth studio album, which will likely include this song. He also continues to stay busy on American Idol, and will tour throughout the summer.

Kidman is a successful actress and busy mom, so her schedule can be as chaotic as Urban's. Amid their crazy schedules, Urban says he and Kidman always remember to be thankful for every moment.

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For Keith Urban, Marriage Always Comes First