NASHVILLE NEWS AND NOTES – TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016!

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“Break on Me” becomes the twentieth number one of Keith Urban‘s career — evidence that lots of people are feeling the same way the Australian superstar felt the first time he heard the song. “‘Break On Me’ is just one of those songs that, the first time I heard it, it just, it hit me in all the right ways,” he recalls. “Because of having been in that place where I’ve needed somebody to ‘break on’– but of course also being someone who could be strong for somebody else.” Keith says the song will always be very personal to him, because it was still fresh in his mind when his wife Nicole Kidman‘s father passed away. He’ll put on his latest all-star All for the Hall benefit for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum April 12 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, before hitting the road on the ripCORD World Tour in June with Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris.

This week, Eric Church plays the first of nine dates during a two-week stint in Europe. The Mr. Misunderstood singer’s first concert Monday was in Stockholm, Sweden, and he says his overseas dates never fail to remind him of the power of music. It’s so interesting to me when you get in places where English is not the primary, the first language, but music is, and you go there and you see the power of what music can do in these places that they can’t speak any English, but they can sing every word. It’s really something.” Eric continues with dates in Norway, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, before heading to Ireland, Scotland and England for the Country to Country festival next week.

Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday to promote his new solo album The Driver.