July/August News

Driving Who Crazy?
It takes more than an automobile to drive a girl crazy. These days, Keith Urban drives a Hummer, but sometimes he takes his Harley -- both hillbilly wheels. Apparently, though, Keith is not driving either vehicle to visit model Niki Taylor. From what I hear, that relationship is history. Also driving females crazy, Joe Nichols says it's over between him and Playboy bunny Stephanie. Maybe I should start a mix and match dating service called "Cooking Lasts, Kissing Don't" to drive men to the kitchen to find real women.

By the way, employees and clients at the trendy Illusions salon in Nashville's Green Hills were all a-twitter last week. The reason: Keith was coming in for a tanning session.

Keith Steps In For Rascal Flatts
During a Kenny Chesney concert Sunday night, July 11, in Hartford, Connecticut, Keith Urban stepped in for Rascal Flatts because lead singer Gary LeVox was on voice rest. Keith performed without a band, just his guitar.
Keith Urban continues to build his reputation as country music's next superstar. In a recent article in Spokane's daily newspaper, The Spokesman-Review, Jim Votaw, general manager of the area's Cat Country 94 radio station told a reporter, "The reason why country music is so vital today is that it reinvents itself, not so much by looking for artists that cross over, but for new talent that brings in new styles. Keith Urban is definitely that guy. He's huge." The writer adds, "Most country music experts seem to agree, meaning 2004 might just shape up to be the Year of the Urban Cowboy."