If anyone epitomises effortless country appeal, it's Keith Urban. There is much to be said for a guy who boasts four Grammys among other music industry awards, a Hollywood-star wife in Nicole Kidman, model looks and A-list celebrity status, yet remains completely unaffected by the hoopla.
And the more the one-time judge on The Voice Australia embraces the public glare - he returns for a second spell on a revamped American Idol next year alongside Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr - the more relatable he comes across to the masses.
"I just love the opportunity that these shows present in being able to spend time with people in their living rooms because you don't get to do that with many artists," the charming New Zealand-born, Caboolture-raised superstar says down the line from Nashville, his home for the past two decades.
"I found that myself watching Adam Levine on The Voice America. I listened to Maroon 5 quite a bit but I found myself connecting to the music much more when I got to know Adam through the show.
"And I think that happens a lot; people start to feel a more personal connection to you and it changes the music."
Indeed, the 46-year-old, who last week scored a Grammy nod in the Best Country Duo/Group category for Highway Don't Care, his collaboration with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, relishes reaching out to a wider audience.
Urban's recently released seventh studio album, Fuse, which features collaborations with top producers including Scandinavian hit makers Stargate (Beyonce, Rihanna), has shot to No. 1 in the US, Canada and Australia and landed him his 16th chart-topping single for We Were Us, a duet with Miranda Lambert.
Commercial career success aside, Urban - who picked up the guitar when he was six - is flexing his musical muscle to make a difference after recently launching an affordable line of guitars with the proceeds going to the Grammy Foundation and Mr Holland's Opus Foundation which donates instruments to under-funded music programs.
"I was very fortunate to have grown up in a public school system that had a very good music program but so many schools now have done away with music programs," he laments.
"You've got a lot of kids who are thrown into sport really fast but maybe that's not their calling. Maybe they're a guitar player but just don't know it yet."
Urban's own collection of guitars stands at "50 or 60", but he had to painstakingly rebuild after losing most of them in 2011 to a devastating flood which engulfed the riverside Nashville warehouse in which they were stored.
A couple can also be found at the family home within reach of daughters Sunday Rose, five, and Faith Margaret, two.
"There's always a guitar on a stand in the main living room and a piano, and I think that with having those instruments always exposed there's more likelihood the girls are going to gravitate towards them if they're interested," Urban says.
"Sunday's got a little guitar and drum kit too . . . Faith seems to be more interested in the drum kit, which is great."
Among Urban's other prized possessions are his cars, with a 1972 pick-up truck and a Fiat 500, "which is like driving an iPod", among his eclectic assortment.
"I love cars more for the architecture. I love the lines of great cars and different driving experiences," he enthuses. "Driving is a real passion for me; it's on par with playing music."
Urban was last in Perth in 2007 for the Love, Pain and the Whole Crazy World Tour at Burswood Dome, having omitted WA from his previous two tours because of "stupid logistics that Perth would always suffer with".
When he brings his Light the Fuse Tour to Perth Arena next year, fans will see the new-look Urban, who recently took to Twitter to unveil his cut-off long golden tresses.
"I was on stage one night and I thought 'I'm going to hack all my hair off'. Nic (Kidman) said 'Well, do it. If you don't like it, it will grow back'," he says. "I just needed a change."
But he won't have to wait until next year to visit Australia, with a special family milestone bringing the Urban and Kidman clan Down Under this festive season for a double celebration.
"Nic's parents are having their 50th wedding anniversary right before Christmas and I'm really honoured to be a part of that," he says.
"My parents had theirs last year and Nic's are this year - it's a beautiful thing."
Keith Urban plays Perth Arena on June 29.