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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 Debuts ‘John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16′ Music Video

Keith Urban has revealed the music video for his newest single, "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" — a simple, retro-fied treatment that plays into the song's nostalgic vibe.

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12 Years Ago: Keith Urban’s ‘Golden Road’ Is Certified Platinum

Twelve years ago today, on Aug. 27, 2003, Keith Urban's 2002 Golden Road album was certified platinum, for sales of one million units.

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Oh, How They’ve Changed! See Pictures of Your Favorite Country Artists Then and Now

Through the years, there's been a major evolution in the style of country music, both in terms of fashion and in terms of the music. Cowboy boots and 10-gallon hats will always be red carpet staples, and steel guitars and banjos will always be en vogue, but the days of huge hair, rhinestone suits and super-traditional sounds seem to be gone.

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Country Stars’ First Tweets

Almost everyone has a Twitter account these days. The social media site is such a mainstay on the internet that it seems like it's been around forever. But there was a time -- not too long ago, in fact -- when Twitter was just starting out, and thanks to the platform's #FirstTweet tool, it's easy to look back in time to see the first-ever tweets from, well, whoever you want.

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Top 5 Keith Urban Music Videos

When we get a chance to see Keith Urban in music videos, we don't pass the opportunity up. The good-looking Aussie easily lights up the screen with his charming smile, and whether he's acting, playing his guitar or singing, he's always easy on the eyes.

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Story Behind the Song: Brad Paisley and Keith Urban, ‘Start a Band’

Kelley Lovelace, Ashley Gorley and Dallas Davidson wrote "Start a Band," which Brad Paisley and Keith Urban recorded as a duet in 2008, quickly. As Lovelace tells The Boot, the song came quickly and easily -- and earned them a big hit.

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Top 10 Country Artists of the 2000s

From seasoned legends to tween newcomers, the country music pool diversified hugely in the first decade of the 2000s -- not only in demographics but also in sound.

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Keith Urban Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Footage of ‘John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16′ [WATCH]

Keith Urban's latest single "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" has a tongue-twisting title, but it's quickly become a fan favorite; in fact, the tune is Urban's fastest-selling song in almost 10 years. The country star has released a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the song, and from key-change frustrations to lyric mess-ups, the clip shows it all.

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Top 10 Country Music Albums of the 2000s

Narrowing down a decade's worth of albums into a list of just 10 is brutal business.

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Friends in High Places: Country Stars With Their Famous Friends [PICTURES]

Garth Brooks may have "friends in low places," but for a number of country stars, their closest friendships are the exact opposite.

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