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Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman both lost their fathers in the span of little over a year between 2014 and 2015. Understandably, the losses hit them very hard, and they relied on each other to get through it.

At a party in Nashville on Aug. 22 celebrating the No. 1 success of his hit song, “Break on Me,” Keith admitted that song’s meaning changed for him after losing his father and his father-in-law.

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“Those two events definitely brought it to a new place,” Keith said.


The lyrics certainly fit for anyone who’s supporting a loved one going through a loss or personal defeat. With lines like “There’ll be days your heat don’t wanna beat/You pray more than you breathe” and “Put your head on my chest/Let me help you forget/When your heart needs to break/Just break on me.”

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Keith often finds songs evolve and change for him depending on what he’s going through in his life. Some changes in meaning are just more dramatic than others.

He says, “All my songs have the ability that I’ve found to take on new meanings over the years. ‘Break on Me,’ for me, was more the capturing of a feeling that I’ve been on both sides of from events that had preceded that song, sometimes years ahead of that song.”

“Break on Me” is included on Keith’s latest album, “Ripcord,” which also features hits “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” “Wasted Time” and his new single, “Blue Ain’t Your Color.

Here’s a collection of our favorite Keith Urban love songs:

Keith Urban found comfort in a hit song after losing his dad and his father-in-law Getty Images/David Becker
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