Keith Urban

About Keith Urban

A triple threat as a singer, songwriter and guitar player, Keith Urban is one of the most talented artists in any genre of music, and definitely one of the nicest, too. With his laid back charm, enviable rock star hair and ever-present smile, the affable father of two and beloved husband of Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, has become one of country music most consistent hit-makers.

Born October 26, 1967 in Whangarei, New Zealand, Keith learned to play guitar early and began performing on local festivals, TV shows and talent competitions. He signed with EMI in Australia and released a self-titled debut album in 1990, which earned a 1991 ARIA Award nomination for Best Country Album.

The following year, he moved to Nashville and began working as a session guitarist and getting songs recorded as a songwriter. In 1997, he formed a band called the Ranch, which released a debut album on Capitol Records Nashville and charted two singles.

In 1999, he released his self-titled debut album as a solo artist and his career began gaining momentum with such hit singles as “Your Everything,” “Where the Blacktop Ends” and “But for the Grace of God,” which became his very first No. 1. Thus began a streak of hits that has helped define country music during the last two decades, among them: “Somebody Like You,” “Raining on Sunday,” “Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me,” “You’ll Think of Me,” “Tonight I Wanna Cry,” “Making Memories of Us,” “Better Life,” “Stupid Boy,” “Long Hot Summer,” “Cop Car,” “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” “Blue Ain’t Your Color” and “The Fighter,” the latter a duet with Carrie Underwood.

The Grammy Award winner has picked up dozens of other accolades over the years starting with the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist and the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award, both in 2001. In addition to his busy recording and touring schedule, Keith has also spent time as a judge on “American Idol,” where he impressed fans and encouraged contestants with his gentle but constructive critiques for four seasons.

A noted philanthropist, Keith has a line of signature guitars, with a portion of proceeds going to benefit the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation and the Grammy Foundation. He also supports the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum through the annual “All for the Hall” benefit concerts.

Though raised down under, Nashville obviously has a special place in his heart. Keith and his wife have a home in Music City, where they are raising their two daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret.

Keith Urban puts a Merle Haggard riff in Julia Michaels collaboration Music Keith Urban puts a Merle Haggard riff in Julia Michaels collaboration , Senior Country Correspondent 1:30pm, March 21
See Carly Pearce share her ACM nomination with plane full of strangers News See Carly Pearce share her ACM nomination with plane full of strangers , Rare Country Contributor 2:35pm, March 2
Keith Urban invites Chris Janson to join the Grand Ole Opry News Keith Urban invites Chris Janson to join the Grand Ole Opry , Rare Country Contributor 1:07pm, February 6
Nicole Kidman downs a four-course meal of live bugs News Nicole Kidman downs a four-course meal of live bugs , Rare Country Contributor 2:44pm, January 31
Keith Urban sings “Female” in a brand-new performance from his house Performances Keith Urban sings “Female” in a brand-new performance from his house , Senior Country Correspondent 5:59pm, January 29
Keith Urban nails this Fleetwood Mac hit during Grammy weekend gala Performances Keith Urban nails this Fleetwood Mac hit during Grammy weekend gala , Rare Country Contributor 12:47pm, January 28
Nicole Kidman talks chances of husband Keith Urban joining her on TV News Nicole Kidman talks chances of husband Keith Urban joining her on TV , Senior Country Correspondent 11:39am, January 22
Keith Urban just debuted four brand-new songs and every one of them is a hit Performances Keith Urban just debuted four brand-new songs and every one of them is a hit , Senior Country Correspondent 11:43am, January 18
Keith Urban discovered a big new talent when he let this fan take the microphone Performances Keith Urban discovered a big new talent when he let this fan take the microphone , Senior Country Correspondent 10:59am, January 18
Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini just teamed up for a flirty new duet Performances Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini just teamed up for a flirty new duet , Senior Country Correspondent 9:21am, January 18
Nicole Kidman spills her secrets for keeping the romance in her marriage to Keith Urban News Nicole Kidman spills her secrets for keeping the romance in her marriage to Keith Urban , Rare Country Contributor 6:44am, January 12
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s Golden Globes kiss is called out for being “awkward” News Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s Golden Globes kiss is called out for being “awkward” , Rare Country Contributor 9:29am, January 9
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman talk about empowering the young ladies they’re raising News Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman talk about empowering the young ladies they’re raising , Rare Country Contributor 12:07pm, January 8
Nicole Kidman’s tribute to Keith Urban during her Golden Globes speech made our hearts melt News Nicole Kidman’s tribute to Keith Urban during her Golden Globes speech made our hearts melt , Senior Country Correspondent 9:06pm, January 7
Keith Urban opens up about the change he’s made to be present for Nicole and the girls Features Keith Urban opens up about the change he’s made to be present for Nicole and the girls , Senior Country Correspondent 1:30pm, January 5
This compilation of 2017’s best moments on the Opry stage is something you need to see Videos This compilation of 2017’s best moments on the Opry stage is something you need to see , Senior Country Correspondent 2:14pm, January 4
Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman is done talking about her clapping at the 2017 Oscars News Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman is done talking about her clapping at the 2017 Oscars , Rare Country Contributor 9:14am, January 4
Keith Urban dishes on the sexy Christmas present he bought wife Nicole News Keith Urban dishes on the sexy Christmas present he bought wife Nicole , Rare Country Contributor 9:00am, January 3
Keith Urban puts a Merle Haggard riff in Julia Michaels collaboration Music Keith Urban puts a Merle Haggard riff in Julia Michaels collaboration , Senior Country Correspondent 1:30pm, March 21
Keith Urban performs Bee Gees' “To Love Somebody" at Grammy tribute News Keith Urban performs Bee Gees' “To Love Somebody" at Grammy tribute , Senior Country Correspondent 11:31am, April 17
Keith Urban breaks big news about his duet with Carrie Underwood Artists Keith Urban breaks big news about his duet with Carrie Underwood , Senior Country Correspondent 2:27pm, February 6
Nicole Kidman radiates beauty in sexy cover shoot News Nicole Kidman radiates beauty in sexy cover shoot , Senior Country Correspondent 8:12pm, August 29
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s Golden Globes kiss is called out for being “awkward” News Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s Golden Globes kiss is called out for being “awkward” , Rare Country Contributor 9:29am, January 9
Nicole Kidman spills her secrets for keeping the romance in her marriage to Keith Urban News Nicole Kidman spills her secrets for keeping the romance in her marriage to Keith Urban , Rare Country Contributor 6:44am, January 12
Fans are swooning over Kane Brown and his girlfriend’s front seat karaoke News Fans are swooning over Kane Brown and his girlfriend’s front seat karaoke , Senior Country Correspondent 1:29pm, February 27
Keith Urban’s guitar-slinging fan tells us what happened after the show News Keith Urban’s guitar-slinging fan tells us what happened after the show , Rare Contributor 10:20am, July 7
Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini just teamed up for a flirty new duet Performances Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini just teamed up for a flirty new duet , Senior Country Correspondent 9:21am, January 18
Luke Bryan tells us why smelling Keith Urban is always the highlight of his CMA Awards Awards Luke Bryan tells us why smelling Keith Urban is always the highlight of his CMA Awards , Senior Country Correspondent 9:38pm, November 6
The viral dad is back with a new country cover, and guess who's singing along News The viral dad is back with a new country cover, and guess who's singing along , Senior Content Editor 8:51am, March 30
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman have put their luxurious country retreat up for sale  News Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman have put their luxurious country retreat up for sale  , Rare Country Contributor 4:41pm, December 6
Nicole Kidman’s tribute to Keith Urban during her Golden Globes speech made our hearts melt News Nicole Kidman’s tribute to Keith Urban during her Golden Globes speech made our hearts melt , Senior Country Correspondent 9:06pm, January 7
Keith Urban just debuted four brand-new songs and every one of them is a hit Performances Keith Urban just debuted four brand-new songs and every one of them is a hit , Senior Country Correspondent 11:43am, January 18
Keith Urban releases dancers' version of "The Fighter" music video News Keith Urban releases dancers' version of "The Fighter" music video , Senior Country Correspondent 9:59am, April 7
Keith Urban opens up about the change he’s made to be present for Nicole and the girls Features Keith Urban opens up about the change he’s made to be present for Nicole and the girls , Senior Country Correspondent 1:30pm, January 5
Nicole Kidman is too hot to handle on sexy, country-themed magazine cover News Nicole Kidman is too hot to handle on sexy, country-themed magazine cover , Rare Country Contributor 3:10pm, July 18
You gotta see the multi-million dollar set of wheels Keith Urban is driving News You gotta see the multi-million dollar set of wheels Keith Urban is driving , Senior Country Correspondent 5:24pm, June 23