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Keith Urban

Keith Urban

Keith Urban was born in New Zealand but moved to Queensland, Australia, with his parents as a toddler. After realizing his potential as a guitar player while still a child, Urban became well known in the Australian music scene for his prowess. He released one record in Australia, before relocating to Nashville, Tenn., in 1992 and working as a guitarist and songwriter. Urban formed the group the Ranch in 1997; they released one self-titled album on Capitol Nashville. Urban’s 1999 self-titled solo American debut produced the No. 1 song ‘But for the Grace of God,’ just the first in a consistent string of hits since then. The country star married actress Nicole Kidman, a fellow Aussie, in 2006 and began serving as a judge on ‘American Idol’ in 2013. He also has his own line of guitars and accessories.

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Keith Urban Is ‘So Glad’ Eric Church Wanted to Be Part of ‘Raise ‘Em Up’

Keith Urban's latest single, 'Raise 'Em Up,' is quickly climbing up the charts. The song, from his No. 1 'Fuse' album, includes fellow hitmaker Eric Church, which is what Urban says makes the song so remarkable.

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Keith Urban, ‘Got It Right This Time (The Celebration)’ — Story Behind the Song

Keith Urban first recorded 'Got It Right This Time (The Celebration)' for his double-platinum album 'Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing,' released in November of 2006. He then re-recorded the track for his 2007 'Greatest Hits: 18 Kids' record. Although the song was never issued as a single, it's still special to Urban because, as he tells The Boot, it was inspired by his marriage to Nicole Kidman.

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POLL: Who Should Win Best Country Solo Performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards?

In 2012, Taylor Swift's 'Mean' took home the Best Country Solo Performance prize; 2013 was Carrie Underwood's year with 'Blown Away;' and Darius Rucker nabbed the award last year. This year, the Grammy Awards' nominees for Best Country Solo Performance include fan-favorite artists like Eric Church, Underwood and Miranda Lambert.

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POLL: Who Should Win Best Country Duo / Group Performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards?

The year 2014 gave us some unforgettable country duo and group performances. The five Grammy-nominated acts gave it their all, from the Band Perry's emotive 'Gentle on My Mind' to Little Big Town's ultra-catchy 'Day Drinking.'

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Keith Urban, the Band Perry + More Featured on 2015 Grammy Nominees Album

Keith Urban and the Band Perry are among a group of artists set to appear on an album featuring this year's Grammy nominees.

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Keith Urban, ‘You Look Good in My Shirt’ — Story Behind the Song

Keith Urban's 'You Look Good in My Shirt' has a strange history behind it. Written by Tony Martin, Mark Nesler and Tom Shapiro, Urban first recorded the song for his 2002 'Golden Road' album. It was set to be the disc's fifth single, but that plan was scrapped; still, the track made it to No. 60 on the country charts.

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Keith Urban Recalls ‘Surreal’ Experience of Playing With the Rolling Stones

Keith Urban is one of the most famous faces in music thanks to his award-winning career and recurring role as a judge on 'American Idol,' but he also has his own idols that he admires. So when he was invited to perform with the Rolling Stones at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., in 2013, he jumped at the opportunity.

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Keith Urban Shares Thoughts on New ‘American Idol’ Season

Keith Urban is gearing up to begin judging Season 14 of 'American Idol,' and he's filling fans in on some big changes in the new season.

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Keith Urban + Nicole Kidman — Country’s Greatest Love Stories

It was their roots that first brought country singer Keith Urban and Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman together.

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What Did Your Favorite Country Stars Look Like as Children? [PICTURES]

Have you ever wondered what your favorite country singer looked like when he or she was pint-sized? Some stars are hardly recognizable as kids, but a lot of them haven't changed much -- in fact, photos of artists like Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley prove that their music careers started early.

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