NASHVILLE, TENN. —
Country star Keith Urban is mourning the death of his father, Bob Urban, at the age of 73.
Urban said in a statement released late Sunday that his dad died Saturday after a "long battle'' with cancer. Urban, who started singing as a young child in Australia, said it was his father's love of country music and America that set him on his journey.
The four-time Grammy winner and "American Idol'' judge said he was touched by the outpouring of love and support for his family.