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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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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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Keith Urban, Dan + Shay Perform ‘Tonight I Wanna Cry’ [WATCH]

Keith Urban was joined by Dan + Shay for a performance of his single "Tonight I Wanna Cry," at Summerfest 2015 in Wisconsin. The duo were serving as Urban's opening act for the June 26 show.

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News Roundup: Keith Urban Rides a Mechanical Bull, Luke Bryan Goes for a Run

The Boot rounds up today's top stories from our news partners.

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Video Shootout: Home Free vs. Keith Urban vs. Jason Aldean

Can country a cappella group Home Free win the Video Shootout for the third week in a row? Or will one of their new competitors this week dethrone the champs?

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Songwriters Explain the Meaning Behind Keith Urban’s ‘John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16′

Keith Urban is quickly climbing the charts with his latest single, "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16," from his upcoming new album. And, as the song's writers — Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne — explain, each of the tune's titular Johns represents more than just a musician, a farm equipment brand and a Bible verse, respectively.

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Keith Urban Gives an Update on His Progress on New Album

Keith Urban has already revealed that he is working on a new record, the followup to his 2013 No. 1 album Fuse. But while his fans might be eager to hear new tunes, Urban says that they will have to be patient just a little bit longer.

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Keith Urban Working With Chic’s Nile Rodgers on New Music

Keith Urban's been a busy guy: He's hard at work on a new album, will return to the judges' table for the final season of American Idol and recently played at both the 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival and Country Jam 2015. He also has been collaborating with Nile Rodgers, of the band Chic.

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Story Behind the Song: Keith Urban, ‘I’m In’

"I'm In" became a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for Keith Urban in 2010, after he released it as a single from his 2009 Defying Gravity album, but he wasn't the first artist to record the tune.

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Keith Urban Unveils ‘John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16′ Lyric Video

Keith Urban has released the lyric video for his latest single, "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16." The song is the debut single from his upcoming new album.

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