With the strength and unwavering support I am blessed to have from my wife, family and friends, I am determined and resolved to a positive outcomeKeith Urban cancels CMA appearance Oct 24, 2006
We did a short run in Australia, and I was pretty happy with how the new songs soundedKeith Urban says new songs play well live Jun 15, 2011
We did a lot of songs off the new record, and it's was really good to see how people sang along with them. I love these songs, and if I'm fortunate enough to get to do these for many years to come, I'll be very happyKeith Urban says new songs play well live Jun 15, 2011
We're in the midst of making a record, so it's been a year of a few shows and a lot of time in the studioUrban taking time out from big venues Aug 21, 2010
I could tell right away that these songs were gonna soar in concert. I don't know how many new songs we'll be adding at this stage, but I do feel as the tour progresses and people have had time to live with the album we may very well end up playing the majority of themKeith Urban announces 2011 tour dates Nov 22, 2010
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.