Poor Keith Urban!
First, the “Fighter” singer lost the Entertainer of the Year award to Jason Aldean. He was also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year (but Thomas Rhett won), Album of the Year (Miranda Lambert took home the honor), Single Record of the Year (he lost to Florida Georgia Line), and Song of the Year (Thomas Rhett won instead), in addition to a few other nods.
Keith and Nicole on the ACMs red carpet.
Before the Sunday, April 2 award show — held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley — Keith took to Instagram to post an adorable photo of his two daughters — Sunday Rose, 8, and Faith Margaret, 6 — holding up a homemade sign with the message, “Good luck, Daddy!”
“When my daughters do this… I’ve already won! #ACMawards,” he captioned the sweet snapshot.
During the show, Keith and Carrie Underwood’s high-energy performance of their duet, “The Fighter,” was a much-talked-about moment! The duo previously released their hit song in February and performed the tune at the 2017 Grammys.
Keith and Carrie perfoming “The Fighter” during the ACMs.
In a new interview, Keith’s wife, Nicole Kidman, revealed she broke down in tears when she realized she inspired her handsome husband’s song, “The Fighter.” “I remember when he first played it for me, and I started to cry,” she said on the ACM Awards red carpet.
“He writes these things, and they come out of I don’t know where, and they are like beautiful gifts,” she said. “And then I can’t believe the success for the album.”
The A-list couple previously tied the knot in June 2006 in Sydney. Two years later, Nicole gave birth to their first daughter together, Sunday, in July 2008. They later welcomed their second daughter, Faith, in December 2010.