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Keith Urban's daughters prefer 'Shaun the Sheep' music to dad


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Keith Urban's daughters prefer 'Shaun the Sheep' music to dad

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Oct 24, 2013

Having Keith Urban at home is a bit like having access to your own personal jukebox. So much so that his daughters, Sunday Rose, 5, and Faith Margaret, 2, often make requests for him to sing and play ... but familiar Keith hits are rarely included in the mix.

"I play music a lot. I play the piano a lot. We have a piano in the main room," says the singer (quote via Country Weekly). "There’s a Scottish program called 'Shaun the Sheep,' which is like a stop-motion thing like 'Chicken Run,' made by the same guys that do 'Chicken Run," says the dutiful dad. "And they love this Shaun the Sheep, and there’s this crazy theme, 'Shaun the Sheep' theme, that they always have me play on the piano. I had to learn it. So, I play 'Shaun the Sheep,' like, all the time."

The whistle-happy tune, called "Life's a Treat," is performed on the series by British comedian Vic Reeves. It reached No. 1 on the U.K. Indie chart in 2007.

Although his own hits may not be getting much attention at home, they are doing just fine at radio. Keith's latest, "We Were Us," a duet with Miranda Lambert, is in the Top 10 and climbing. This week, Keith and the rest of the "American Idol" judges have been in San Francisco at auditions for the upcoming season.

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.