Keith Urban hails Taylor cross-over
Keith Urban has praised Taylor Swift for making sure "country is alive and well" in the pop charts.
With Taylor taking home four of the evening's big awards, country music took centre stage, which Keith insisted it was nothing new.
"It's cyclical, ever since the beginning of country music," he explained.
The singer, who is married to Nicole Kidman, went on: "Glenn Campbell was a pop artist and had cross-over hits. In the 80s there was Achy Breaky Heart. There's always been something in country that has grabbed a hold of pop music and aligned itself with it."
The singer, who took home his own Grammy for male country vocal for Sweet Thing, insisted country music has always had its place in the pop arena.
"I think it's always had it, this is just the latest version of it."