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Country Star Keith Urban Comes To HSN Nov. 3 With Guitar Line

October 9, 2013

Nicole Kidman’s husband is coming to HSN! And get this, he is working with Joy Mangano!

OK, Keith Urban fans, don’t post a lot of nasty comments.

While we were away for a long weekend in Atlantic City, HSN announced that Grammy winner and “American Idol” judge Keith Urban will be selling a line of guitars on the home shopping network.

HSN’s press release described Urban as “long committed to numerous music education programs” and will offer “an affordable line of guitars to as many aspiring musicians as possible, as well as to those seeking to learn how to play.”

Keith Urban and his HSN guitars

Keith Urban and his HSN guitars

The Urban Guitar Collection, which includes two one-hour instructional DVDs and his first custom created, limited-edition acoustic and electric guitar line, will become available for sale exclusively on HSN Nov. 3, when it will be the Today’s Special.

Part of the proceeds from the Urban Guitar Collection, as well as guitar packages, will go to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and the Grammy Foundation.

“I’ve watched some of the greatest guitarists in the world perform and I’ve seen people just learning how to play,” Urban said in a canned statement. “The looks on their faces are almost always the same and the connection with the instrument is genuine.”

The Urban Guitar Collection features two versions of the “Phoenix Edition” guitar – electric and acoustic/electric — and will be available in “Brazilian Burst,” “Emerald Brazilian Burst,” “Rich Black” and “Vintage Natural Ivory.”

It is part of a 21-piece set that includes a custom amplifier, coated guitar strings, embroidered guitar strap, guitar picks and more.

“We are thrilled to welcome Keith Urban to HSN,” Mangano, President of HSN unit Ingenious Designs, said in her canned statement.

“Great stories and great storytelling are at the heart of everything we do, and I can’t think of a better guitarist and storyteller than Keith. His guitar-playing skills are legendary, and the passion he has for music will surely inspire our viewers to pick up a guitar and play when Keith makes his debut in November.”

Urban recently released his seventh studio album “Fuse,” which marked the first time that any country artist has simultaneously debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre charts in the United States, Canada and Australia.

He is currently on the road for his “Light The Fuse Tour.” At each show, Keith uses the standard Phoenix guitar — the same guitar that will be available at HSN — and then signs it and gives it away to a fan in the audience.

Urban has sold more than 15 million albums and won four Grammy Awards. He was the first artist to win the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award, for best new artist, and go on to win Best Male Vocalist, a title he’s captured three times, as well as the Entertainer of the Year Award.

He’s won five Academy of Country Music Awards, an American Music Award and People’s Choice Award. He’s had 15 No. 1 singles and five consecutive platinum or multiplatinum albums.