Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for those people and things that matter most. Several of your favorite country stars are sharing what they’re most thankful for this year and their answers have a common theme – family. For Keith Urban, he is grateful for his wife Nicole Kidman and their two young daughters and in turn, their influence on his career.
“[I'm] thankful that my marriage is life-giving, not just life-changing,” he said. “It’s been life-giving for me. And from there, we created life, and that’s just beautiful, absolutely beautiful. And the effect that all of that has had in my work, has given life to it too, given it a sense of purpose and really deepened the experience for me.”
Darius Rucker doesn’t care where he is for Thanksgiving, so long as he’s with loved ones. “The main thing I’m thankful for is my family, there’s no doubt about that,” he said. “Thanksgiving is about family for us. If we’re in Jersey, getting together with family. If we’re in Charleston, getting together with family and just cooking and eating. Sitting around and talking and remembering and being thankful for where we are. We’re all still alive.”
Eric Church might come across as a tough guy onstage, but he’s a family man at the end of the day, grateful for the people he’s surrounded by. “I’m thankful for my family, my son, my wife and great health,” he said. “From a career standpoint, I’m very thankful for the success we’ve had lately. I’m thankful for what the fans have done. I’m thankful that we’re starting to have some hit songs on the radio. There’s a lot of stuff to be thankful for in that regard.”
Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood speaks for the whole band when he counts his blessings. “I think all of us are definitely most thankful for our families,” he said. “They have been a huge support of our career ever since we started, and Thanksgiving is a great time to be with them. We travel so much, and we always try to make sure we take off the Thanksgiving holiday so we can be home with them.”