NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 4, 2013 - Australian-born singer and American Idol judge Keith Urban has over 20 years of experience in the industry, and the singer-songwriter says he wouldn't mind if his two daughters, Sunday Rose, 4, and Faith Margaret, 2, would like to follow in his musical footsteps. He also notes that he and wife Nicole Kidman keep the house stocked with various musical instruments, just in case.
“We have instruments around the house and I sit at the piano and play with both the girls," he explains. “Just this morning I had the music cranked up during breakfast and they would sort of eat a bit and then start dancing around the floor and then go back and eat a bit more and then dance a bit more. I just thought, ‘What an awesome way to start the morning, having a little food and dancing.’”
While Urban notes that he can't force his career lifestyle on his children, the 45-year-old finds it important to expose them to performers, artists and a wide range of music. “They actually came down to the state yesterday for a little while. Nic and I love them being around that kind of environment, watching people sing, watching them perform and being around the music," he says. "It’s...being around that and being around the movie sets since they were born. They’re certainly music fans. They haven’t watched the show yet, but I have a feeling they will be this season.”
His new stint as an Idol judge has also reinvigorated Kidman's interest in the show. “Sometimes we’ve watched the show, sat down and watched it. Particularly it was funny watching the audition rounds because they had happened so long ago," he continues. "We would sit down to watch them and Nic would be wanting to know, ‘Does he go through? Does she go through?’
“It was actually good to watch it like that because I’d gotten a bit of time away and getting to see them and hear them like that was great," Urban asserts. "I wouldn’t say I take my work home with me, but if someone really stands out I certainly – Nic is always curious if I’ve seen somebody that stands out.”