Although Keith Urban was born in New Zealand, he grew up in Queensland, Australia. After showing an interest in music from a very young age, it’s no surprise that he went on to perform on the Australian TV talent show, New Faces, in 1983.
Although he didn’t win the show, it wasn’t long before Urban landed a record deal with EMI and released his self-titled Australian debut album in 1990. Two years later, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee – a right of passage for any country musician – and it was here that he truly honed his craft.
As well as singing, Keith played guitar for other high-profile country stars, including Garth Brooks. He also formed a band called The Ranch in 1997 and experienced some success. However, it was in 1999 that Urban’s career really took off. The release of his American debut album established him in the country music scene. Tracks like "But for the Grace of God" and "Somebody Like You" set Keith Urban on the path to stardom.
Over the next 20 years, Urban would receive a plethora of awards, including four Grammys, 15 Country Music Awards, 13 CMAs, and six ARIA Music Awards.
Outside of his performing success, Keith Urban has been a judge on The Voice and American Idol. He also has his own line of guitars and has been in the public eye due to his relationship with actor Nicole Kidman. The couple got married in 2006 and have two children.
While he’s first and foremost a country musician, Urban’s pop-rock influence and honest songwriting have earned him fans across genres and he continues to record, tour, and inspire