Keith Urban Tearfully Accepts Entertainer of the Year Award at 2018 CMAs

Keith Urban 2018 CMAs

And the CMAs Entertainer of the Year is ... drum roll please ... Keith Urban! The New Zealand native took home the award of the evening, presented by the one and only Lionel Richie

Urban was up against country stars including Jason Aldean, Luke BryanKenny Chesney, and Chris Stapleton in the coveted category. 

After it was revealed that he is this year's Entertainer of the Year, Keith, who looked shocked to have one, emotionally hugged his wife, Nicole Kidman, who was by his side all night. Then, the country star took the stage to give a tearful acceptance speech.

With tears in his eyes, Keith thanked his family, his team, country radio, and his fans during his acceptance speech. He said, "I have the most amazing team in the world," also calling his fans "phenomenal." He concluded with, "Above all, just thank you so much. I wish my dad was here to see this, but I think he's watching over me tonight, and I just feel very very blessed, and very grateful that i get to do what I do. And, thank you to all of you for coming out. God bless country music, Gold bless you all. Thank you."

 

Keith Urban has had an incredible year. The country superstar released his tenth studio album, Graffiti U, which includes singles "Parallel Line," "Coming Home" featuring Julia Michaels, "Never Comin Down," and "Female," which Urban performed for the first time during last year's CMAs.

In support of his new album, Urban hit the road on his "Graffiti U World Tour," which began back in June in the United States as the trek made its way through North America, bringing along special guests Kelsea Ballerini and Lindsay Ell. The tour picks back up in Australia early in 2019, and will then hit countries including Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland, and more.

Congratulations to Keith!

 

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