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Urban premieres Without Now video

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – Keith Urban will premiere the music video for his new single Without You on iTunes, CMT and GAC today.

The video was shot at Soundstage in Hollywood by Grammy nominated director Chris Hicky, who has previously directed Urban's videos. To coincide with the video's release, all of Urban's albums will be on sale on iTunes for the entire week. Without You is the second single from the gold certified CD "Get Closer" and Urban's follow up to his 24th Top 5 hit Put You in a Song.

"We wanted to keep the video simple by trying not to be too literal with the story and making sure we compliment the song. We had a good time making it so hopefully the fans love it, too. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone out on the road soon," said Urban.

The black and white video places Urban in a sparse room where the white walls are soon filled with film projections of life on the road and time spent with family. Written by Dave Pahanish and Joe West, Urban said of the song, "It was uncanny how much it was suited to my life. I think if I'd written something like this, I would have felt it was not poetically disguised enough. Maybe it's because I didn't write it that I was able to hear how authentic and truthful it is."

Urban will be a featured performer at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 3. He is a three-time nominee (Entertainer of the Year, Top Male Vocalist and Vocal Event of the Year for Blue Sky with Emily West). Fans can vote now on the Entertainer of the Year award

Following the awards, Urban will kick off his et Closer 2011 World Tour in Australia heading back to the states on June 16 for the North American leg of the tour.

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