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Country music star Keith Urban unsure if he’d accept invitation from White House

Keith Urban says that as an American citizen, he likes “to do what’s right,” but it’s unclear if that includes performing for President Trump.

“First of all, I’m an American citizen, and I support supporting our country as a citizen,” the country music star said when ITK recently asked whether he would ever sing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., if requested to do so.

{mosads}“I would like to probably answer that question when it comes up,” the “Blue Ain’t Your Color” crooner said before adding, “But I’m a citizen, and I like to do what’s right.”

Several performers — including Charlotte Church, “X-Factor” alum Rebecca Ferguson and Moby — all declined invitations to take the stage at Trump’s inauguration in January. 

Although Ferguson said she would reconsider if she could perform the protest song “Strange Fruit,” and Moby said he would DJ if the then-president-elect released his tax returns first.

Born in New Zealand, Urban told us he now has dual American-Australian citizenship. The 49-year-old posed for a snapshot with wife Nicole Kidman on Election Day last year sporting “I Voted” stickers, having just cast a ballot in his first American election. 

Kidman made headlines earlier this year after she said comments she made about Trump were misconstrued as an endorsement of the commander in chief. 

The “Lion” actress told “Access Hollywood” in January that when she said “we as a country need to support whoever is the president,”  she was “trying to stress that I believe in democracy and the American Constitution.”


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