While in Australia to wrap up his "Light The Fuse Tour," Keith Urban and wife Nicole Kidman visited with patients at the Monash Children's Hospital in Melbourne. The couple toured the new neonatal ward visiting with children who’ve been diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. At one point Keith pulled out a guitar while everyone, including Nicole, joined him in singing "Amazing Grace."
Luke Bryan is living out his baseball dreams as he dabbled a bit in pro baseball for at least a couple of hours. While in St. Louis, Mo., for his "That’s My Kind of Night Tour," Bryan tried his hand at some batting practice with the St. Louis Cardinals. He said on the team's official Instragram, 'Sup y’all, it’s Luke. Just took some BP with the Cardinals. Wainwright – Waino – hooked me up, and I had an awesome day….Thank you St. Louis, love you guys. Go Cardinals!" Luke had two sold out shows in St. Louis but let off some steam with the major league baseball team beforehand. The pre-game ball game was thanks to a friend of his, who just happens to be Cardinals starting pitcher, Adam Wainwright.
Over the weekend, Brad Paisley played a concert in Bangor, Maine where he saw two large cardboard photo cut-outs of soldiers in uniform. The cut outs are affectionately referred to as "flat daddies" because they are tangible images of a loved one that is deployed overseas. As Brad held the cut-outs up for the crowd to see he said "This is what it’s all about. These guys are heroes. Let’s hear it!" After the show Paisley posted a tweet with a photo, asking for help identifying the soldiers. The local newspaper, Bangor Daily News, jumped in to help Paisley by reposting his message and within an hour Amanda Kelly and Erin Donnell posted their own photos. Kelly had the cardboard cutout of her husband, Sgt. Ryan Kelly and Donnell had one of her boyfriend Sgt. Dana Gross. Both are deployed with Maine’s 133rd Battalion at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan and Sgt. Kelly was in attendance at Brad's surprise concert at the base on Memorial Day. Paisley has extended an invitation for both soldiers to attend his Boston concert in August.