Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
David Anderson photography/Headpress/Retna
02/14/2008 at 06:00 AM EST
It was only Feb. 13 – but Keith Urban
couldn't wait to wish his wife, Nicole Kidman
, a happy Valentine's Day.
During the encore for his Wednesday night concert in Madison Square Garden – co-headlined by American Idol Carrie Underwood
– the country superstar dedicated his hit, "Got it Right This Time," to his pregnant wife
, who's back home in their native Australia.
Why get the jump a day early? Those pesky time zones. "It's Valentine's Day here tomorrow," he told the crowd, "but today it's already Valentine's Day in Australia."
The emotional tribute capped a rocking live show for Urban. At one point, he even walked out into the crowd, playing a song on his guitar while surrounded by crazed fans. He then autographed the instrument and handed it to the audience member standing next to him.
"It won't take so long to come back this time ...," he pledged at the end of the show. "We'll be back in New York real soon."
– Susan L. Yara