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Miranda Lambert leads with nine CMA nominations

Miranda Lambert leads with nine CMA nominations

NASHVILLE, Sept. 3 (UPI) --Miranda Lambert leads the field with nine nominations for the 48th annual Country Music Association Awards, organizers announced Wednesday.
Karen Butler
Man accused of raping teen at Keith Urban concert

Man accused of raping teen at Keith Urban concert

MANSFIELD, Mass., July 30 (UPI) --Man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting 17-year-old girl in front of crowd at Keith Urban concert.
Danielle Haynes
Reba McEntire entreats fans to 'Pray for Peace' in new song

Reba McEntire entreats fans to 'Pray for Peace' in new song

GALLATIN, Tenn., July 23 (UPI) --Reba McEntire asks fans to "Pray for Peace" in her new music video, and says the song is "an act of perseverance, prayer, hope, fellowship and mostly love."
Annie Martin
Keith Urban dedicates song to Nicole Kidman in romantic wedding anniversary gesture

Keith Urban dedicates song to Nicole Kidman in romantic wedding anniversary gesture

MELBOURNE, June 27 (UPI) --Keith Urban serenaded wife Nicole Kidman in the audience at his sold out concert earlier this week to celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary.
Annie Martin
Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman sing at Australian children's hospital [VIDEO]

Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman sing at Australian children's hospital [VIDEO]

MELBOURNE, June 15 (UPI) --Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman sing an acoustic version of "Amazing Grace" at children's hospital.
Danielle Haynes
Carrie Underwood wins highest honor at CMT Awards for the third time in a row

Carrie Underwood wins highest honor at CMT Awards for the third time in a row

NASHVILLE, June 6 (UPI) --Carrie Underwood took home the fan-voted Video of The Year award for the third time in a row and the fifth in her career for her song "See You Again."
Veronica Linares
Alex Preston is eliminated in the 'American Idol' semifinals

Alex Preston is eliminated in the 'American Idol' semifinals

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) --Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene Asciutto are heading into next week's Season 13 finale of "American Idol" in Los Angeles.
Karen Butler
Harry Connick Jr. says he will return to 'American Idol'

Harry Connick Jr. says he will return to 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, may 15 (UPI) --Harry Connick Jr. says he will return to American Idol for Season 14.
Karen Butler
Demi Lovato, 50 Cent booked for 'GMA' summer concert series

Demi Lovato, 50 Cent booked for 'GMA' summer concert series

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) --Country group Lady Antebellum is to kick off the "Good Morning America" Summer Concert Series May 23 in New York, ABC announced Thursday.
Karen Butler
'American Idol' renewed for a 14th season

'American Idol' renewed for a 14th season

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- Fox says it has renewed its singing competition series "American Idol" for a 14th season.
Karen Butler
Miranda Lambert leads with 6 CMT Music Award nominations

Miranda Lambert leads with 6 CMT Music Award nominations

NASHVILLE, May 5 (UPI) -- Miranda Lambert is in the running for six fan-voted CMT Music Awards, organizers announced Monday.
Karen Butler
Jennifer Lopez drops F-bomb on 'American Idol'

Jennifer Lopez drops F-bomb on 'American Idol'

March 27 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez accidentally dropped the F-bomb on Wednesday during her critique of an "American Idol" performer.
Annie Martin
Dave Grohl, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles

Dave Grohl, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The music industry paid tribute to an all-time great this weekend, celebrating the anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States, 50 years ago.
Gabrielle Levy
Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw tie with 7 ACM Award nods each

Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw tie with 7 ACM Award nods each

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. superstars Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw were each nominated for seven Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas Wednesday.
Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong to perform at Grammys

Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong to perform at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Madonna, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Miranda Lambert are to perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS announced.
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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban arrive at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a New Zealand-born Australian, country music singer, songwriter and guitarist whose commercial success has been mainly in the United States and Australia. Urban was born in New Zealand and began his career in Australia at an early age. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States in 1992. Eventually, Urban 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 country charts.

Still signed to Capitol, he made his solo American debut in 1999 with the album Keith Urban. Certified platinum in the U.S., it also produced his first American Number One in "But for the Grace of God". His breakthrough hit was the Number One "Somebody Like You", from his second Capitol album Golden Road (2002). This album also earned Urban his first Grammy Award win for "You'll Think of Me", its fourth single and the fourth Billboard Number One of his career. 2004's Be Here, his third American album, produced three more Number Ones, and became his highest-selling album, earning 4× Multi-Platinum certification. Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing was released in 2006, producing the record-setting No.17 country chart debut of "Once in a Lifetime", as well as Urban's second Grammy for the song "Stupid Boy", while a Greatest Hits package entitled Greatest Hits: 18 Kids followed in late 2007. This album was re-released a year later as Greatest Hits: 19 Kids with one track added: the number one "You Look Good in My Shirt", which he had previously recorded on Golden Road. Additional albums Defying Gravity and Get Closer were released on 31 March 2009 and 16 November 2010, respectively.

Urban has released a total of nine studio albums (one of which was released only in the United Kingdom), as well as one album in The Ranch. He has charted more than fifteen singles on the U.S. country charts, including ten Number Ones. Urban plays acoustic and electric guitar, as well as banjo, bass guitar, mandolin, piano, sitar, bouzouki and drums.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Keith Urban."
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