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 Says He'd Be 'in Jail' If He Hadn't Gone Into Music
Urban's path to country stardom wasn't easy, but he still never considered a Plan B.
Keith Urban Joins the Bill For 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix
The all-genre lineup includes Journey, Steve Aoki and more.
Country Music Memories: Keith Urban Releases Debut Solo Album
On Oct. 19, 1999, Urban's self-titled debut album as a solo artist was released.
Country Music Memories: 'Golden Road' Goes Triple Platinum
On Sept. 22, 2005, Urban's 'Golden Road' was certified triple platinum, for sales of 3 million copies.
Keith Urban Among Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees
Three artists with No. 1 hits will be inducted for their songwriting success.
Watch Keith Urban Hilariously FaceTime a Fan During His Show
Can't make it to a Keith Urban show? No problem -- he'll just FaceTime you.