Keith Urban (II)
Birth Name: Keith Lionel Urban
Age: 45, born 26 October 1967
Country of origin: New Zealand
Currently Residing In: New Caledonia
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Nicole Kidman
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About: 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 a 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.
Keith Urban is the first studio album by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was released only in Australia in 1991. It was later released worldwide in 2005 by EMI Music. Urban later recorded "Clutterbilly" as a member of the band The Ranch in 1997. "Only You" was made into a music video in 1991.
The Ranch was a three-member country music band, formed by New Zealand-born country artist Keith Urban in 1997. Urban served as the band's lead vocalist, in addition to playing guitar, ganjo, and keyboards. Jerry Flowers sang harmony vocals and played bass guitar, and Peter Clarke played drums.
The band recorded only one album and charted two singles, "Walkin' the Country" and "Just Some Love," on the country charts before disbanding in 1998. Besides its two singles, The Ranch included a song entitled "Some Days You Gotta Dance", which was later released as a single by the Dixie Chicks from their 1999 album Fly, and which also featured Urban on guitar. Urban later started a solo career on Capitol Records. Due to Urban's solo success, The Ranch's album was re-issued in 2004 on Capitol/EMI as Keith Urban in The Ranch with the added inclusion of two bonus tracks.
Keith Urban (rendered keith urban) is the second studio album by Australian country music artist Keith Urban, released on October 19, 1999.
Prior to this album, Keith recorded a self-titled album in Australia in 1991 and another in the U.S. as a member of the short-lived band The Ranch. Keith Urban was Urban's breakthrough album, producing four singles on the Billboard country charts. In order of release, the singles were: "It's a Love Thing" (number 18), "Your Everything" (number 4), "But for the Grace of God" (number 1), and "Where the Blacktop Ends" (number 3). The album track "A Little Luck of Our Own" was originally titled "Luck of Our Own" as first recorded by singer-songwriter Dale Daniel on her 1994 album Luck of Our Own.
Golden Road is the third solo album by Australian country singer Keith Urban. It was released in 2002 via Capitol Records Nashville. The album includes the singles "Somebody Like You", "Raining on Sunday", "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" and "You'll Think of Me".
Three of the album's four singles went to number one on the Hot Country Songs charts: "Somebody Like You", "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" and "You'll Think of Me". "Raining on Sunday" was originally recorded by Radney Foster on the 1998 album See What You Want to See. Urban's version of the song peaked at number three on Hot Country Songs in early 2003. "Jeans On" is a cover of the Lord David Dundas song.
Urban co-produced tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 10 and 11 with Dann Huff and produced the rest of the album himself.
"You Look Good in My Shirt" spent one week at number 60 on the country charts as an album cut. Urban re-recorded this song in 2008 for the compilation album Greatest Hits: 18 Kids and released this version as a single in 2008. The re-recorded version was also a number-one single that year.
Be Here is the fourth solo album by New Zealand-born Australian country singer Keith Urban.
The album produced three number 1 singles on the Hot Country Songs charts: "Days Go By", "Making Memories of Us" and "Better Life", as well as the number 2 hits "You're My Better Half" and "Tonight I Wanna Cry"; "Live to Love Another Day" also peaked at number 48 on the country charts without being released to radio.
"Making Memories of Us", written by Rodney Crowell, was originally recorded by Tracy Byrd on his 2003 album The Truth About Men. It was also recorded by Crowell himself, along with his backing band The Notorious Cherry Bombs, on their 2004 self-titled album.
Nine of the album's songs were penned by Urban. The album was certified 4× Platinum by RIAA, and remains as Urban's best-selling album to date, with sales of 3,639,000 copies in the United States, as of July 2009; it also reached number 8 on the Canadian album chart, number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Albums chart and number 3 on the Billboard 200.
Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing, or Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing as typeset on the cover art, is the fifth solo album by Australian country singer Keith Urban. It is his fourth album release in the United States, and his fifth for Capitol Records. The album was issued on November 7, 2006. It includes four singles: "Once in a Lifetime", "Stupid Boy", "I Told You So" and "Everybody", all of which were Top Ten hits on the Billboard country charts. The album has been certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA and platinum by the CRIA. Urban produced Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing with Dann Huff.
On the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated September 2, 2006, this album's lead-off single "Once in a Lifetime" debuted at number 17, making it the highest-debuting country single in the 62-year history of the Billboard country music charts at the time. This record was later broken in 2007 by Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (which debuted at number 16 on the same chart), and then again by Garth Brooks' "More Than a Memory" (which debuted at number 1). "Once in a Lifetime" went on to peak at number 6 on the country charts. Other singles released from this album include, in order of release: "Stupid Boy" (number 3), "I Told You So" (number 2), and "Everybody "(number 5), making this the first American album of Urban's career not to produce a Number One hit. "Raise the Barn", a duet with Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn, was written in response to Hurricane Katrina.
The song "I Can't Stop Loving You" is a cover of a Leo Sayer song.
Defying Gravity is the title of the fifth studio album by Australian country music artist Keith Urban. It was released on 31 March 2009 (see 2009 in country music) on Capitol Records. The album's lead-off single is "Sweet Thing", which topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in March 2009. "Kiss a Girl" was released on 7 March 2009 as the second single. The album became Urban's first number-one album on the Billboard 200, selling 171,000 copies in its first week of release. On 2 December 2009, the album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Country Album, but lost to Taylor Swift's Fearless.
The title Defying Gravity comes from the lyrics of "If Ever I Could Love" ("your heart and mine tonight are defying gravity"), a phrase that Urban said "really defined the joyous, optimistic and uplifting spirit that seemed to show itself while making the album." The track "I'm In" was previously released in 1998 by Radney Foster (as a duet with Abra Moore) on the album See What You Want to See, and later in 2000 by The Kinleys from their album II. Both Foster's and The Kinleys' versions were singles.
"Sweet Thing" is the album's lead-off single. Written by Urban and Monty Powell, this song topped the Billboard country singles chart in March 2009. They also wrote the second single, "Kiss a Girl," which peaked at number 3 later the same year. "Only You Can Love Me This Way" was released in June 2009 as the album's third single, reaching number 1 as well. The fourth single is "'Til Summer Comes Around." Urban's rendition of "I'm In" is the fifth single release.
Get Closer is the seventh studio album by Australian country music artist Keith Urban. It was released November 16, 2010 on Capitol Records. The lead-off single, "Put You in a Song," was released September 13, 2010, and debuted on Billboard Hot Country Songs charts at #29 for the week of October 2, 2010.
The lead single, "Put You in a Song", was co-written by artists Sarah Buxton (who co-wrote Urban's 2006 single "Stupid Boy") and Jedd Hughes. From October 26 - November 9, 2010, one track from the album was released to the US iTunes Store each week (a trend Urban's previous album Defying Gravity followed). These songs were "Long Hot Summer," "Without You," and "You Gonna Fly" respectively.
"Long Hot Summer" was released to the Australian iTunes store on October 22, 2010. "Without You" was released to the Australian iTunes Store on October 29, 2010. "You Gonna Fly" was also released to the Australian iTunes Store on November 5, 2010. The full album was released on November 12, 2010 in Australia.
Urban co-produced the studio tracks with Dann Huff, and the live bonus tracks with Chris McHugh. ... (more) (less)