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Keith Urban

About

Keith Lionel Urbahn (born 26 October 1967), known professionally as Keith Urban, is a New Zealand born Australian musician, singer, guitarist and songwriter known for his work in country music. Recognized with four Grammy Awards, Urban is considered one of the leading exponents of his music genre, also earning fifteen Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Jim Reeves International Award, thirteen CMA Awards and six ARIA Music Awards. Urban is also the songwriter and performer of the song "For You" from the film Act of Valor, which earned him nominations at both the 70th Golden Globe Awards and at the 18th Critics' Choice Awards in the respective Best Original Song categories.Urban has released 11 studio albums (one of which was released only in Australia), as well as one album with the Ranch. He has charted 37 singles on the US Hot Country Songs chart, 18 of which went to number one, counting a duet with Brad Paisley ("Start a Band") and the 2008 single "You Look Good in My Shirt". Urban also worked with numerous artists from different music genres, such as Pink, Nelly Furtado, Jason Derulo, Julia Michaels, and country artists as Dolly Parton, Dixie Chicks, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride and Reba McEntire.

In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, charting four singles in Australia before moving to the United States the following year. He started a band known as The Ranch, which recorded one studio album on Capitol Nashville and charted two singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Still signed to Capitol, Urban made his solo American debut in 1999 with a second eponymous album. Certified platinum in the US by the RIAA, it produced his first number one on the Hot Country Songs chart with "But for the Grace of God". "Somebody Like You", the first single from his second Capitol album Golden Road (2002), was named by Billboard as the biggest country hit of the 2000s decade. The album's fourth single, "You'll Think of Me" featuring his nephew and fellow country artist Rory Gilliatte, earned him his first Grammy Award. 2004's Be Here, his third American album became his highest-selling album, being certified 4× Platinum. Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing was released in 2006, containing "Once in a Lifetime" as well as his second Grammy Award-winning song, "Stupid Boy". A greatest hits package titled Greatest Hits: 18 Kids followed in late 2007. Defying Gravity and Get Closer were released on 31 March 2009 and 16 November 2010, respectively. In September 2013, he released the album Fuse, which produced four more number ones on the Country Airplay chart. "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" was released in June 2015 as the lead single of his eighth American studio album, Ripcord. The album later produced the Country Airplay chart number-one hits "Break on Me", "Wasted Time", and "Blue Ain't Your Color", with the latter also becoming Urban's longest-reigning number one on the Hot Country Songs chart, spending 12 weeks atop the chart. His tenth album, Graffiti U, was released in 2018 and includes the Top 10 hit "Coming Home". His eleventh album The Speed of Now Part 1 was released in 2020 and includes the global hit "One Too Many" with Pink, in addition to Country Airplay top ten hits "We Were" and "God Whispered Your Name".

Urban is also known for his role as a coach on the Australian version of the singing competition The Voice and as a judge on American Idol. In October 2013, Urban introduced his own signature line of guitars and accessories.

Articles

August 9, 2022

Mariah Carey Honors Olivia Newton-John: ‘One of the Kindest, Most Generous and Lovely People’

Keith Urban, Kylie Minogue, Sheryl Crow and Peter Frampton also paid tribute to the 'Grease' star who died at 73 on Monday.

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July 21, 2022

Garth Brooks Reveals Cover for ‘The Anthology, Part II: The Next Five Years’

The anthology includes recollections from Keith Urban, Bob Dylan and Steve Wariner.

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July 1, 2022

First Country: Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Keith Urban & More

This week's column also includes new music from Brian Kelley and Kylie Morgan.

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June 27, 2022

Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Celebrate Wedding Anniversary: ‘Happy Sweet 16 Baby’

Urban and Kidman wed near Sydney, Australia, in June 2006.

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June 10, 2022

CMA Fest 2022: 6 Best Moments From Thursday’s Nissan Stadium Shows

Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band and others brought the energy to CMA Fest Thursday evening.

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June 1, 2022

From Merle Haggard to Miranda Lambert, All the Artists Who Have Clinched the Academy of Country Music’s Triple Crown

Two acts, The Chicks and Keith Urban, have qualified for the award but have yet to formally receive it.

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May 17, 2022

Keith Urban Reflects on the First Time He Met Dolly Parton: ‘It Was Surreal’

Urban made his final visit to the 'Ellen' show, and also gifted her a guitar with a personalized message written on it.

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May 4, 2022

Keith Urban Covers a Judds Hit in Tribute to Naomi Judd: She ‘Sowed So Many Important Seeds’

"What The Judds did was astounding through the ‘80s, and she was the queen and the matriarch of it all," the country star said.

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April 18, 2022

Keith Urban Shares How Nicole Kidman Helped Him Through His Battle With Alcoholism

"I just realized I’m allergic to it," Urban said of his struggles with alcoholism.

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April 12, 2022

Watch Keith Urban Open the CMT Awards With Guitar-Heavy ‘Wild Hearts’

The singer made a dramatic entrance to begin the show, strutting up a catwalk with his Les Paul over his shoulder

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April 12, 2022

Keith Urban Opens 2022 CMT Awards by Singing to All the ‘Wild Hearts’ Out There

The singer set an appropriately rocking tone to start the show, performing his signature guitar licks as lights flashed all around him.

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April 5, 2022

’23’ Is No. 1: Sam Hunt Leads Country Airplay Chart

Plus, Keith Urban notches his 44th Country Airplay top 10.

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April 1, 2022

First Country: New Music From Keith Urban, Caitlyn Smith, Flatland Cavalry & More

This week's new releases includes music from Sarah Darling, Chapel Hart and more.

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March 28, 2022

Keith Urban Covers Adele in Las Vegas, Says He’s Looking Forward to Her Concert ‘When the Time Comes’

Urban added a slate of shows at the The Colosseum at Caesars Palace after Adele postponed her "Weekends With Adele" residency at the venue.

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March 25, 2022

Happy Birthday, Elton! Dua Lipa, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel and More Than 40 Artists Reveal Their Favorite Elton John Songs

Sting, Sheryl Crow, Annie Lennox, Brandi Carlile, Jimmy Buffett, Keith Urban and Lionel Richie and many more also weigh in with their selections.

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March 22, 2022

Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Keith Urban & More Set to Perform on 2022 CMT Music Awards

This year's CMT Music Awards are set for April 11 in Nashville.

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March 9, 2022

Jimmie Allen Honors His Father With ACMs Co-Hosting Gig, New Song ‘Down Home’: ‘He Always Just Told Me to Be Myself’

Allen also discusses his upcoming album and studying performances from U2, OneRepublic and Keith Urban in preparing for his tour.

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February 9, 2022

Keith Urban Congratulates His ‘Babygirl’ Nicole Kidman on Oscar Nomination: ‘Loving You Always’

Keith Urban took to Twitter to congratulate his wife Nicole Kidman on her best actress Oscar nomination for her role as Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos.

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February 4, 2022

Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Graciously Accept Dolly Parton’s Offer to Bake a Cake Together: Watch

In a sweet and funny video, Urban and wife Nicole Kidman show their love for the country star.

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February 3, 2022

Taylor Swift, Luke Combs & More Featured in Country Music Hall of Fame’s ‘American Currents’ Exhibit

Others highlighted in the exhibit include Breland, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson, Lee Ann Womack, Mickey Guyton and more.

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January 25, 2022

Keith Urban Adds 5 Las Vegas Shows After Adele Reschedules Residency

Urban's newly-added Vegas dates will take place in March and April.

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December 6, 2021

Lauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen & Cole Swindell Set Tours for 2022

These tours join previously announced treks from artists including Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire and more.

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December 1, 2021

Keith Urban Announces Summer 2022 Tour Dates

Country singer-guitarist will launch The Speed of Now World Tour in Tampa, Florida, in June

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December 1, 2021

Keith Urban Sets The Speed of Now World Tour for 2022: Exclusive

"More Hearts Than Mine" singer-songwriter Ingrid Andress will open shows on the tour.

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November 2, 2021

The Curious Case of Keith Urban

Inside the mind of country music's ever-evolving global superstar, who opens up about his sobriety, collaborating during the pandemic, and his complicated memories of his father

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October 31, 2021

Christina Aguilera, Mickey Guyton Belt for Tina Turner at Rock Hall Tribute

Keith Urban is a last-minute sub for Bryan Adams on a duet of "It's Only Love" with H.E.R.

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October 26, 2021

RMR Talks His Viral Hit ‘Rascal’ and Singing in Choir on ‘The First Time’

Plus, why he's such a big fan of the vocal stylings of Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban

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September 21, 2021

Keith Urban’s New Song ‘Crimson Blue’ to Be Featured in ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ Finale

Keith Urban contributes new music to the upcoming finale of the series Nine Perfect Strangers.

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September 16, 2021

Keith Urban Talks Returning to Stage, Launching His New Guitar Lessons App and Why He’s Fascinated by Halsey

On Friday, Keith Urban picks up where he left off 18 months ago -- he will resume his residency at Las Vegas’s Colosseum.

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Discs

Brown Eyes Baby

July 8, 2022

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You'll Think Of Me (Live)

June 17, 2022

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Nightfalls

March 31, 2022

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Crimson Blue (From Nine Perfect Strangers)

September 20, 2021

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Wild Hearts

August 19, 2021

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THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1

September 18, 2020

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One Too Many

September 16, 2020

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Tumbleweed

August 28, 2020

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Change Your Mind

August 7, 2020

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Superman

July 17, 2020

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Both Still Young

June 5, 2020

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Polaroid

April 24, 2020

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God Whispered Your Name

February 27, 2020

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I'll Be Your Santa Tonight

November 8, 2019

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We Were

October 21, 2019

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We Were (Acoustic Version)

August 2, 2019

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Burden

April 8, 2019

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Spotify Singles

January 9, 2019

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Never Comin Down

September 14, 2018

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Graffiti U

April 27, 2018

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Ripcord

May 6, 2016

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Somewhere In My Car

July 8, 2014

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Fuse (Deluxe Edition)

January 1, 2013

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Fuse

January 1, 2013

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For You

January 1, 2012

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Get Closer (Deluxe Version)

January 1, 2010

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Get Closer

January 1, 2010

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Lil' Digger

January 1, 2009

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Defying Gravity

January 1, 2009

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Got To Let It Go (Verizon Exclusive)

January 1, 2006

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Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing

January 1, 2006

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Live From AOL Sessions

January 1, 2005

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Be Here

January 1, 2004

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Golden Road

January 1, 2002

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Keith Urban

January 1, 1999

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Keith Urban In The Ranch

January 1, 1997

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