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's Self-Titled Debut Album: All the Songs, Ranked
Urban released his American debut album, a self-titled project, on Oct. 19, 1999.
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.
See Inside Keith Urban + Nicole Kidman's Real Estate Holdings
The power couple own luxurious homes all over the world.
Keith Urban Shares 'Crimson Blue' From 'Nine Perfect Strangers'
The song is in keeping with the mysterious tone of the show.
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.