09/05/2008 at 06:00 PM EDT
Diaper duty is no sweat for hands-on new dad Keith Urban
, the singer tells CMT Insider. In fact, he says, he relishes his role as full-time dad to 2-month-old Sunday Rose while wife, Nicole Kidman
, is filming.
"When my wife's working and I've got time off, I'm just Mr. Mom during the day, taking care of the little girl," said Urban, 40, who also called fatherhood "beautiful."
The Kidman-Urban family spent time in Australia while Kidman, 40, filmed the Baz Luhrmann epic Australia
, and now mom and daughter are in London where Kidman is rehearsing for the movie musical Nine
. Meanwhile, Urban has been balancing family time with traveling for his U.S. tour dates. Next year, he says, things will be different.
Asked if they plan to take Sunday Rose on the road in the future, he replied: "That's what we'll do next year. Just balancing touring with being home, it's good to have them out on the road ... so we're not apart very much.”
The singer also gave an update on his back injury
– a slipped disc – saying the severity of the injury was exaggerated. "It was a little painful," he admitted. "I just had sort of a bulging L-5 disc, you know?"
To see the full Urban interview, check out CMT INSIDER on Saturday, Sept. 13. The show airs at 1:30p ET/PT.