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 gets an assist from Merle Haggard on this brand-new song Music Keith Urban gets an assist from Merle Haggard on this brand-new song , Senior Country Correspondent 1:30pm, March 21
Keith Urban and other country stars share their great reactions to their ACM Awards nominations News Keith Urban and other country stars share their great reactions to their ACM Awards nominations , Rare Country Contributor 2:35pm, March 2
Keith Urban makes a big announcement from country music’s most coveted stage News Keith Urban makes a big announcement from country music’s most coveted stage , Rare Country Contributor 1:07pm, February 6
Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman reveals this disgusting hidden talent News Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman reveals this disgusting hidden talent , Rare Country Contributor 2:44pm, January 31
Keith Urban invites you into his living room for an intimate new performance Performances Keith Urban invites you into his living room for an intimate new performance , Senior Country Correspondent 5:59pm, January 29
Keith Urban gets the crowd fired up with this awesome Fleetwood Mac cover Performances Keith Urban gets the crowd fired up with this awesome Fleetwood Mac cover , Rare Country Contributor 12:47pm, January 28
Nicole Kidman opens up about the chances of Keith Urban joining her on the big screen News Nicole Kidman opens up about the chances of Keith Urban joining her on the big screen , 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 just crushed this tribute to the Bee Gees News Keith Urban just crushed this tribute to the Bee Gees , Senior Country Correspondent 11:31am, April 17
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
These sexy male country stars over 40 will leave you weak in the knees News These sexy male country stars over 40 will leave you weak in the knees , Rare Country Contributor 12:05pm, August 2
“CMA Music Fest: Country’s Night to Rock” brought some unexpected magic News “CMA Music Fest: Country’s Night to Rock” brought some unexpected magic , Rare Country Contributor 2:27pm, August 4
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
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
This Glen Campbell and Keith Urban duet will be cherished by music fans forever Performances This Glen Campbell and Keith Urban duet will be cherished by music fans forever , Rare Country Contributor 4:32pm, August 8
Nicole Kidman squirms when she’s asked this question about Keith Urban News Nicole Kidman squirms when she’s asked this question about Keith Urban , Rare Country Contributor 1:02pm, June 9
Keith Urban hypnotized Nicole Kidman and everyone else with this haunting new performance News Keith Urban hypnotized Nicole Kidman and everyone else with this haunting new performance , Senior Country Correspondent 3:04pm, October 19
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban keep their kids in the dark about this aspect of their lives News Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban keep their kids in the dark about this aspect of their lives , Senior Country Correspondent 1:16pm, January 11
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 Chris Janson tackle this ’90s country hit during incredible bus jam News Keith Urban and Chris Janson tackle this ’90s country hit during incredible bus jam , Rare Country Contributor 11:22am, October 12
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 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
Carrie Underwood makes a confession about risking her life in Australia News Carrie Underwood makes a confession about risking her life in Australia , Rare Country Contributor 3:54pm, December 14
Rare footage of Keith Urban’s early guitar slinging days surfaces News Rare footage of Keith Urban’s early guitar slinging days surfaces , Senior Country Correspondent 3:00pm, May 25
This fan’s reaction to Keith Urban will hit you straight in the heart News This fan’s reaction to Keith Urban will hit you straight in the heart , Rare Country Contributor 1:57pm, August 3
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