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By Kathleen Perricone

Keith Urban rivals Ryan with the busiest schedule — not only his he currently on tour, but he’s also traveling between American Idol auditions and making school runs with his two daughters, Sunday, 6, and Faith, 3.

In fact, he was in the middle of one of those school shuttles when he got the word he had been nominated for four CMA Awards this week.

“I was dropping both of my kids at two separate schools and my phone started blowing up crazy early in the morning,” explains Keith, who plays the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California tonight, when he called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest. “I must have got 15 texts in the space of about a minute. It’s crazy, it was just a beautiful morning. In our world, that’s a big thing.”

One of those well-wishers was his wife of eight years, Nicole Kidman.

“She was ecstatic, but she was in London. She’s over there for the premiere of this film, Before I Go to Sleep. I always chuckle because Colin Firth is in this film and I made the mistake one time of telling people, ‘Yeah, she’s in this film Before I Go to Sleep With Colin Firth.’ Punctuation is everything. Everybody wanted to see that film.”

Limited tickets for Keith’s concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California are still available at