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EXCLUSIVE: Keith Urban Gets Emotional While Remembering His Late Father: 'I See Him in Our Daughters' Eyes'

by Elizabeth VanMetre 2:15 PM PST, March 11, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Keith Urban Gets Emotional While Remembering His Late Father: 'I See Him in Our Daughters' Eyes'

On Thursday's American Idol contestant Tristan McIntosh revealed that it was her grandfather who introduced her to country music.

Upon hearing this, judge Keith Urban opened up about his dad's death last December and said that it was his father who "got me into country music."

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ET caught up with 48-year-old Urban after the show and he told us what made him feel so emotional in that moment.

"The support that [Tristan] got from [her grandfather] -- especially in the realm of country music. I felt a real strong connection with that," the "Break on Me" singer said.

Urban shared that he misses his father "every day," but his children help to keep his memory alive.

"I see him in our daughters' eyes as well," he smiled and admitted, referring to his children with wife Nicole Kidman -- Faith and Sunday.

"I'm just trying to be a good husband and raise our kids right -- do all the right things he taught me," he added.

Urban's father, Robert, died on Dec. 6 after a long battle with cancer.

WATCH: Keith Urban Honors His Late Dad: He 'Pointed Me in the Direction' of Country Music

"I've been deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support that [Nicole] and I, and our family, have received since my Dad's passing on Saturday night," Urban said at the time. "His long battle with cancer is now over and he is finally at peace. My Dad's love of country music and America set me on my life's journey, and shaped so much of who I am today. Thank you to everyone who has kept us all in your thoughts and prayers."

For more on the death of Keith Urban's father, watch the video below.

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