Watch Keith Urban’s Reaction to Winning ACM Entertainer of the Year
On Sunday night (April 7), Keith Urban won his first-ever ACM Entertainer of the Year trophy. The country superstar's reaction was full of shock and gratitude -- and one classy move as he took the stage.
After Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn read Urban's name as the 2019 ACM Entertainer of the Year winner, he immediately turned and gave wife Nicole Kidman a kiss -- and then, after they stood up, another long one. She congratulated him and sent him to the stage, but as Urban went to make his way up the stairs, he turned back around for a quick detour.
Urban was up for Entertainer of the Year against Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and an absent Kenny Chesney, and he ran around the crowd by the front of the ACM Awards stage to hug each of them on his way up to accept his trophy. Press play above to watch the entire moment.
When Urban did finally make it to the stage, he was greeted with hugs from McEntire, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, and a deafening cheer from the crowd. Urban's been nominated for Entertainer of the Year eight previous times but had yet to win the category until Sunday night.
Urban is now the reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year. Urban won the latter honor in November, for the second time in his career but the first time in 13 years.
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