Nicole Kidman steps up security

SYDNEY, June 23 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman's wedding gown may undergo some last-minute alterations before her Australian wedding.

Kidman gives photographers beer

SYDNEY, June 22 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman responded to a birthday serenade and gift from press photographers at her home in Sydney by presenting them with a case of beer.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban set to wed

SYDNEY, June 20 (UPI) -- Australians Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, are back in their homeland preparing for their upcoming wedding.

Pregnancy rumors surround Kidman

NASHVILLE, June 18 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman may have her pending nuptials in Australia on her mind right now, but many others are more interested in rumors the actress may be pregnant.

Kidman's wedding plans are top-secret

SYDNEY, June 16 (UPI) -- Australian actress Nicole Kidman is set to wed country music star Keith Urban in Sydney on June 25, but the location of the actual ceremony is under wraps.

Nicole Kidman buys penthouse in Sydney

SYDNEY, May 26 (UPI) -- Australia native Nicole Kidman has purchased a $4 million penthouse along Sydney's Walsh Bay, it was reported Friday.

Brooks & Dunn set ACM Award record

LAS VEGAS, May 23 (UPI) -- Superstar duo Brooks & Dunn won their 21st Academy of Country Music Award -- setting a record during Tuesday night's ceremony in Las Vegas.

Petty to headline 'Rock'n the Rally'

STURGIS, S.D., May 18 (UPI) -- Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline the "Rock'n the Rally" music festival at South Dakota's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Kidman confirms Urban engagement

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Australia natives, actress Nicole Kidman and country music star Keith Urban, are engaged to be married, People magazine reported.

Kidman says she still has love for Cruise

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- Australian actress Nicole Kidman says she still loves Tom Cruise even though their 2001 divorce came as a "major shock."

Jazzfest is back in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, April 29 (UPI) -- The 37th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival goes forward this year without missing a beat to Hurricane Katrina.

Underwood takes two CMT Awards

NASHVILLE, April 11 (UPI) -- "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood and Australia native Keith Urban took top honors at the 4th Annual Country Music Television Awards in Nashville.

Report: Kidman OK for church wedding

MELBOURNE, April 2 (UPI) -- Australian actress Nicole Kidman has been told she will be granted an annulment of her marriage to Tom Cruise, allowing her to remarry in a Catholic Church.

Sufjan Stevens takes New Pantheon Award

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- Sufjan Stevens' "Illinois" won the New Pantheon Award for the best U.S. album with sales less than 500,000 copies.

CMT nods announced in Nashville

NASHVILLE, March 16 (UPI) -- Country music fans have awarded superstar Faith Hill with four nominations for the 2006 CMT Awards.
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Keith Urban
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

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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