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Nicole Kidman watches from Australia as country star husband Keith Urban host ACM Awards

Nicole Kidman watches country star husband Keith Urban host ACM Awards in Nashville while she hunkers down in Australia

She may be hunkering down in Australia.

But Nicole Kidman made sure to tune in to watch her country star husband Keith Urban live as he hosted the ACM Awards in Nashville this Wednesday.

The 53-year-old platinum blonde actress shared a sweet Instagram clip of herself beaming as she watched the show on a laptop.

Best wishes from Byron Bay: Nicole Kidman made sure to tune in to watch her country star husband Keith Urban live as he hosted the ACM Awards in Nashville this Wednesday

‘Wishing I was there, but streaming @KeithUrban on the #ACMAwards here in #ByronBay [heart] #Nashville,’ she wrote in her caption. 

‘I believe it’s about community,’ Keith could be seen saying onstage in the segment of the show Nicole was watching. 

‘The songs, the stories and the artists that tell ‘em – they bring us healing, comfort, and they bring hope and we sure could use some of that right about now, don’t you think?’ he asked the audience watching at home.

The awards show extravaganza blends live and pre-taped segments and be held across three Nashville landmarks, facilitating social distancing. 

Hot couple: Nicole and Keith, who rang in their 14th wedding anniversary this summer, are pictured attending the CMA Awards in Nashville last November

Hot couple: Nicole and Keith, who rang in their 14th wedding anniversary this summer, are pictured attending the CMA Awards in Nashville last November

One was the Grand Ole Opry where Keith performed his hosting duties and the others were the Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Cafe. 

The Grand Ole Opry was celebrating 95 years since its foundation, as marked by Carrie Underwood in a medley of songs by legendary country ladies.

Her barnstorming performance that evening included nods to such icons as Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire and Loretta Lynn.

Keith and Nicole were first introduced to one another in January 2005 at G’Day LA, an event for Hollywood Australians, and they married in Sydney on June 25, 2006. 

Making it happen: The awards show extravaganza blends live and pre-taped segments and be held across three Nashville landmarks, facilitating social distancing

Making it happen: The awards show extravaganza blends live and pre-taped segments and be held across three Nashville landmarks, facilitating social distancing

Place to be: One was the Grand Ole Opry where Keith performed his hosting duties and the others were the Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Cafe

Place to be: One was the Grand Ole Opry where Keith performed his hosting duties and the others were the Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Cafe

Both of them are Australians – Keith was born in New Zealand but raised outside Brisbane, while Nicole was born in Honolulu and brought up in Sydney. 

Before her romance with Keith she was married to her Eyes Wide Shut co-star Tom Cruise with whom she adopted her children Isabella, 27, and Connor, 25. 

She and Keith have gone on to have two more daughters together – a 12-year-old called Sunday and a nine-year-old called Faith. 

2020 ACM Awards Winners

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett – TIE – WINNER

Carrie Underwood – TIE – WINNER

Golden girl: Carrie Underwood took the top honor along with Thomas Rhett in a historic tie for Entertainer of the Year

Golden girl: Carrie Underwood took the top honor along with Thomas Rhett in a historic tie for Entertainer of the Year

 

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris – WINNER

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Wow factor: Maren Morris earned Female Artist of the Year

Wow factor: Maren Morris earned Female Artist of the Year

 

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Dierks Bentley

Luke Combs – WINNER

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

 

DUO OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay – WINNER

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie & Tae

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Midland

Old Dominion – WINNER

The Highwomen

Squad goals: Old Dominion were a big winner as they earned Group of the Year

Squad goals: Old Dominion were a big winner as they earned Group of the Year

 

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ingrid Andress

Gabby Barrett

Lindsay Ell

Caylee Hammack

Tenille Townes – WINNER

 

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Jordan Davis

Russell Dickerson

Riley Green – WINNER

Cody Johnson

Morgan Wallen 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett

GIRL – Maren Morris

Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi

What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs – WINNER

Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

Double fisting: Luke Combs won Album Of The Year and Male Artist of the Year

Double fisting: Luke Combs won Album Of The Year and Male Artist of the Year

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“God’s Country” – Blake Shelton – WINNER

“One Man Band” – Old Dominion

“Rainbow” – Kacey Musgraves

“Rumor” – Lee Brice

“What If I Never Get Over You” – Lady Antebellum

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber

“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” – Ashley McBryde

“God’s Country” – Blake Shelton

“One Man Band” – Old Dominion – WINNER

“Some of It” – Eric Church

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber

“God’s Country” – Blake Shelton

“One Man Band” – Old Dominion

“Remember You Young” – Thomas Rhett – WINNER

“Sugar Coat” – Little Big Town

Sweet: Thomas Rhett not only took home Entertainer of the Year but also earned Video of the Year

Sweet: Thomas Rhett not only took home Entertainer of the Year but also earned Video of the Year

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Ashley Gorley

Michael Hardy

Hillary Lindsey – WINNER

Shane McAnally

Josh Osborne

 

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR

“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber

“Dive Bar” – Garth Brooks feat. Blake Shelton

“Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – Miranda Lambert feat. Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King – WINNER

“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus

“What Happens in a Small Town” – Brantley Gilbert feat. Lindsay Ell