Member Since 2012
Keith Urban is one of the industry's rare triple threats--a singer, songwriter and guitarist, one capable of producing some of the industry's hottest licks.
Though he was born on the opposite side of the planet in New Zealand, his entire life, Keith Urban has been making his way to Nashville from Australia. And it was well worth the trip.
His first country career involved the Ranch, a three-piece band he formed with two fellow Aussies. The Ranch disbanded shortly after the release of the band's self-titled debut album in 1997. Just two years later, Urban's self-titled debut bowed, complete with four hit singles. Golden Road followed in 2002, delivering the singles "Who Wouldn't Want To Be Me," "Somebody Like You" and "You'll Think of Me." Be Here arrived in 2004 with the singles "Days Go By," "Better Life," "You're My Better Half" and "Tonight I Wanna Cry." In 2005, he presented Days Go By. The album Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing was released in 2006, spawning the hit singles "I Told You So" and "Stupid Boy." In 2008, he offered a career retrospective with Greatest Hits: 18 Kids.
Urban has six Country Music Association Awards, including the 2005 Entertainer of the Year Award and three consecutive Male Vocalist of the Year Awards (2004, 2005 and 2006). He also has six Academy of Country Music Awards, including 2004's Album of the Year Award and two Top Male Vocalist of the Year Awards (2004 and 2005).
In 2009, Urban released Defying Gravity featuring the hit singles "Sweet Thing" and "Kiss a Girl." With a career that soars as high as the clouds, the title says it all for Urban, who lives in Nashville with his Academy Award-winning wife Nicole Kidman and their daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret.
On April 21, 2012, Keith Urban was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry after being surprised by Opry member Vince Gill during the "We're All For The Hall" benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Birthplace: Whangarei, New Zealand
Birth Date: October 26
Opry Induction: April 21, 2012
Keith at the Opry
|Grand Ole Opry House||Tue., 06/04/2013 7:00 p.m.||Tickets|
|Grand Ole Opry House||Tue., 06/04/2013 9:30 p.m.||Tickets|