Keith Urban, the youngest of four children, grew up in New Zealand and later moved to Australia where he began taking guitar lessons. A few years later Keith made a mark on the Australian music scene releasing his self titled debut album with EMI Australia. In 1992 Keith made the big move to the States, landing in Nashville. For years he found himself writing songs for other people including Toby Keith and 4Runner, until he started the band The Ranch with Peter Clarke and Jerry Flowers in 1997. It wasn’t until 1999 that Keith went out on his own releasing his self-titled American debut solo album. He charted his first No. 1 single with “But For The Grace of God” and he was off to the races. The 2005 CMA Entertainer of the Year has since released seven platinum selling studio albums, including Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing and Ripcord. He settled down in 2006 when he wed actress Nicole Kidman and welcomed two daughters Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret.
Full Name: Keith Lionel Urban
Hometown: Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Birthdate: October 26, 1967
Top Selling Songs: “Cop Car,” “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Keith Urban is known for taking to social media to give us a sample of his songs from his albums. This week was no exception as Keith took to Instagram to share a clip of himself singing a cut from his new album, “Parallell Line.”