Keith Urban On ACM Awards Hosting Gig: ‘I Don’t Enter It Fearlessly’

Keith Urban is taking on the role of host for tonight's Academy of Country Music Awards for the very first time in his career. While he's got plenty of live TV experience, Keith tells us EXCLUSIVELY that he is more than a little nervous about the gig. ["Yes (laughs). Yes, completely. Completely. I don't enter it fearlessly. I enter it sort of facing my fear and just walking through it anyway, but I'm not a host. What do I know? I'm a guitar player, but I love bringing music into everybody's homes or wherever they're gonna be watching this from so I go at it with that spirit and that heart."] SOUNDCUE (:26 OC: . . . and that heart.)

Keith is also nominated for Male Artist of the Year, and will be performing live with pop star P!nk during the show. They are debuting their new duet called "One Too Many" off Keith's new album, The Speed of Now Part 1, which will be released on Friday (Sept. 18th).

The 55th annual ACM Awards will air live on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Keith will give an Amazon Music global livestream performance on Friday, album release day, where he'll be playing some of the new songs from the album live for the first time beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

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