Keith Urban

Country, Composer

1967 –

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Who is Keith Urban?

Keith Lionel Urban is a New Zealand-born Australian-raised country music musician, songwriter, guitarist, and television music competition judge. When he was 2 years old, his parents moved the family to Australia, where his career eventually began. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States in 1992. Eventually, he found work as a session guitarist before starting a band known as The Ranch, which recorded one studio album on Capitol Nashville and charted two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Still signed to Capitol, he made his solo American debut in 1999 with the album Keith Urban. Certified platinum in the U.S., it produced his first Number One on Hot Country Songs with "But for the Grace of God". "Somebody Like You", the first single from his second Capitol album, Golden Road, was named by Billboard as the biggest country hit of the 2000–2010 decade. The album's fourth single, "You'll Think of Me", earned him his first Grammy. 2004's Be Here, his third American album, produced three more number 1 singles, and became his highest-selling album, earningPlatinum certification. Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing was released in 2006, containing "Once in a Lifetime", as well as his second Grammy song, "Stupid Boy". A greatest hits package entitled Greatest Hits: 18 Kids followed in late 2007. Defying Gravity and Get Closer were released on 31 March 2009 and 16 November 2010, respectively.

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Born
Oct 26, 1967
Whangarei
Also known as
  • Keith Lionel Urban
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Theism
Ethnicity
  • Australians
  • Kiwi
Nationality
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
Profession
Employment
  • Recording Artists, Capitol Records
  • Recording Artists, EMI Songs Australia
Lived in
  • Brisbane
  • Nashville
  • Whangarei
  • Caboolture

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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