The Super Bowl gig is perfect for the Aussie, who admits to being an avid fan of the sport, thanks to his movie star wife, Nicole Kidman. "She's a passionate, giant supporter," Keith explains. "She's a big NFL fan, and she sort of turned me on to it. Since I'm from Australia, it was all sort of new to me." In fact, his affinity for football now runs so deep, he even filmed a special documentary last year about the sport, 'Keith Urban: Half-time in Real Time,' that he taped while in Dallas to perform at half-time during a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints.
Keith is not the only country music superstar who will be able to count the Super Bowl among his credits. Other artists who have taken the stage for football's finale include the Charley Pride, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood, who all sang the National Anthem to kick-off the game, while Shania Twain, Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, the Judds and Travis Tritt all performed during the half-time celebrations. Last year, Kenny Chesney also continued the party after the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts with a post-game victory concert.
Keith will kick off his Get Closer World Tour on June 16 in Mobile, Ala. His Super Bowl performance falls one week before the Grammy Awards, where he finds out if he will take home his fourth Grammy, this time for Best Male Vocal Performance for his hit 'Til' Summer Comes Around.' Keep track of his concert schedule here.
The Super Bowl will air live on Fox on February 6.
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