From the start of American Idol Country Music was never a focus, but some of the most successful Idol contestants have found their home in Country Music. Simon Cowell made it known he was not for Country Music and didn't want it on the show. Luckily there was no stopping Country Music. In came Carrie Underwood who took America by storm. She is the biggest selling Idol of all time so far. So it would be fitting to have a country judge. The one thing I like most about a country judge is they are musically inclined. Not some edited produced gimick. Typically most Country stars haved earned their success. They beat the streets and worked for hard for hardly anything at times, just to live their dreams.
I was actually pulling for Brad Paisley to get the job, but I think Keith Urban will do a fabulous job. I hope his critisism will be constructive and direct, not vague. I hope he will truly be there to teach and mentor this contestants on how to be a successful artist. Keith got his start as a studio musician. He was even in an Alan Jackson video, but never gave up. Great things in life come with a little hard work and he is someone who can speak from experience. Good Luck Keith! We are glad to have you representing Country Music.