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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.

Keith Urban Artist Humanitarian Award CRS 2016
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Keith Urban Says Country Music Is ‘About Community’ at Artist Humanitarian Award Ceremony

During his acceptance of the Artist Humanitarian Award at the 2016 Country Radio Seminar, Keith Urban discussed the importance of community in country music.

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Keith Urban Calls Nicole Kidman His ‘Great Love’

Keith Urban credits his wife, Nicole Kidman, with saving him from his addictions by encouraging him to seek treatment and staying by his side through it all.

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2016 All for the Hall lineup
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2016 All for the Hall Lineup Includes Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and More

The lineup for Nashville's 2016 All for the Hall benefit concert has been revealed.

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Keith Urban Take It Easy cover
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Keith Urban Pays Tribute to Glenn Frey With Piano Cover of ‘Take It Easy’ [WATCH]

Following the death of the Eagles' Glenn Frey on Monday (Jan. 18), Keith Urban has shared a stunning piano cover of "Take It Easy" as a tribute.

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2016 Grammy Awards Best Country Solo Performance
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POLL: Who Should Win Best Country Solo Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards?

A readers' poll to predict the winner of Best Country Solo Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

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2016 Houston Rodeo lineup
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Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and More to Play 2016 Houston Rodeo

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo has announced its 2016 concert lineup, and -- no surprise here -- the event will feature some of country music's biggest acts.

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Hear Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris Cover ‘Rolling in the Deep’

Keith Urban and his RipCORD World Tour 2016 tourmates Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris gave fans a taste of the exciting things that will be happening when they hit the road together later this year by covering Adele's hit "Rolling in the Deep" during a recent radio appearance.

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Keith Urban Announces RipCORD World Tour 2016

Keith Urban will be hitting the road this year! The country superstar has announced his plans for his RipCORD World Tour 2016.

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Keith Urban Recalls His Move From Australia to Nashville

Keith Urban began his relocation from Australia to the United States more than 25 years ago. Although he had found success as an artist in his home country, the now-superstar knew that his heart belonged in Nashville.

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Keith Urban Only You Can Love Me This Way lyrics
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Story Behind the Song: Keith Urban, ‘Only You Can Love Me This Way’

After meeting at a Nashville songwriting camp shortly before, Steve McEwan and John Reid co-wrote "Only You Can Love Me This Way" in about 15 minutes. In the spring of 2009, Keith Urban released the song as the third single from his Defying Gravity album; it became the 11th of his singles to reach the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, earned a Top 40 spot on the Hot 100 (No. 34) and has been certified gold. Inside, McEwan and Reid tell The Boot about how the quickly written hit came to be.

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