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NZ country singer
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Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a New Zealand-born and Australian-raised country music musician, songwriter, guitarist, and television music competition judge. When he was 2 years old, his parents moved the family to Australia, where his career eventually began. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States in 1992. Eventually, he found work as a session guitarist before starting a band known as The Ranch, which recorded one studio album on Capitol Records and charted two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Still signed to Capitol, he made his solo American debut in 1999 with the album Keith Urban. Certified platinum in the U.S., it produced his first Number One on Hot Country Songs with "But for the Grace of God". "Somebody Like You", the first single from his second Capitol album, Golden Road (2002), was named by Billboard as the biggest country hit of the 2000–2010 decade. The album's fourth single, "You'll Think of Me", earned him his first Grammy. 2004's Be Here, his third American album, produced three more number 1 singles, and became his highest-selling album, earning 4× Platinum certification. Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing was released in 2006, containing "Once in a Lifetime", as well as his second Grammy song, "Stupid Boy". A greatest hits package entitled Greatest Hits: 18 Kids followed in late 2007. Defying Gravity and Get Closer were released on 31 March 2009 and 16 November 2010, respectively.
Keith Urban has released a total of nine studio albums (one of which was released only in the United Kingdom), as well as one album with The Ranch. He has charted 29 singles on the U.S. country charts, of which 15 have reached Number One. He plays acoustic and electric guitar, as well as banjo, bass guitar, mandolin, piano, sitar, bouzouki, and drums. He is also known for his roles as a coach on the Australian version of the singing competition The Voice, and as a judge on American Idol. Since 2006, he has been married to actress Nicole Kidman.
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Bob Urban, Trace Adkins
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Robert Murdoch, Marlon Holden (Produced his first ever album), Hugh Jackman (through Nicole), Noami Watts (through Nicole), Sheryl Crow, Deborah-Lee Furness, John Butler, Carrie Underwood, Matt Rollings (Produced his 1999 album), Russell Crowe (through Nicole), Chris McHugh (his bands drummer), Dann Huff (his co-producer), Baz Luhrmann (through Nicole), Ronnie Dunn, Chad Jeff (ex bandmate), Dolly Parton, Olivia Newton-John, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristoffeson, Jimmie Lee Sloas (his bassist when in recording studio), Natalie Maines, Emily Robinson, Tom Bukavoc (his guitarist when in recording studio), Tim Lauer, Martie Maguire, Darrell Brown (co-writer), Justin Niebank (mixer with his albums), Richard Marx (co-writer), John Shanks (co-writer), Jerry Flowers (Touring Band Member), Brad Rice (Touring Band Member), Brian Nutter (Touring Band Member), Chris Rodriguez (Touring Band Member), Brad Paisley, Sarah Buxton, Jo Ferris, Keith Haub (Godfather), Peter Clark (ex bandmate), Kix Brooks, Jennifer Nettles, David Wenham, Leann Rimmes, Dierks Bentley, Kimberley Williams-Paisely, Martina McBride, Katrina Elam, Trey Fanjoy, Chris Hicky, Rebecca Riggs (through Nicole), Simon Baker (through Nicole), Gary Borman (and manager), Alan Jackson, Jason Dowry
Paul Freundlich (USA publicist)
Rose Urban (grandmother) (his daughters middle name is for his gran)
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Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is an Australian country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and television music competition judge. When he was two years old, his parents moved the family from New Zealand to Australia, where his career eventually began. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States in 1992. Eventually, he found work as a session guitarist before starting a band known as The Ranch, which recorded one studio album on Capitol Nashville and charted two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
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Vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo, piano, bass guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, sitar
Richard Marx, The Ranch, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert