Keith Urban Australian Superstar

Keith Urban started a campaign to convince Americans he was a new man who'd cleaned up his act, Urban appeared as cover boy in the April 2001 edition of Playgirl magazine.

Keith Urban Australian superstar spent most of the 1990s in the US snorting cocaine and recording very little, Keith Urban got his act together in 2001 and won the Academy of Country Music Awards as top new male vocalist.

1999 Interview

In 1999 Keith was not at the top of the Australian Country charts, nor was he one of Australia's top Male Country Artists. Keith had to forfeit the idea of winning Golden Guitars in order to follow his dreams that took him and manager Greg Shaw to Nashville in 1989.

Keith Lionel Urban (born October 26, 1967)
Caboolture in the state of Queensland is the hometown of singer Keith Urban; although born in New Zealand, Urban moved to Caboolture when he was two-years-old.

Keith Urban 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 #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 March 31, 2009 and November 16, 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 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 ganjo, bass guitar, mandolin, piano, sitar, bouzouki and drums.

On December 28, 2010,Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman welcomed a second daughter, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, at Nashville's Centennial Women's Hospital.

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