Country star Keith Urban was inspired to write several songs on his new album after falling in love with wife Nicole Kidman.
The 39-year-old wrote songs for his latest record LOVE, Pain + THE WHOLE CRAZY THING while he was dating the Moulin Rouge! star.
He explains, "There's a handful of songs on the record that were inspired by her and by the way my life changed when we met - so much for the better.
"She was a good ray of sun in my life. I didn't intend to write any songs about her. I just wrote, and obviously what was coming out was how I was feeling."
Urban is anxious to promote the album, which was released just as he was entering a 90-day treatment programme for alcohol addiction. He has been in rehab since October (06) and completed his treatment last week (ends19JAN07).
The singer adds, "I spent six months working on an album, and you know, I was in rehab when the record came out. So I am really looking forward to finally performing!"