Keith Urban’s career took off in the mid ’80s in Australia. He once admitted he wanted to be a radio DJ, but by 1991 it was clear he belonged on the other side of the radio. His move to Nashville did not bring immediate success, but he found work as a guitar player for Alan Jackson and Brooks and Dunn. In 2000, Urban’s big break came with ‘But for the Grace of God,’ a song he followed up with a streak of Top 10 hits that are still alive today. The 2005 CMA Entertainer of the Year has been one of country’s most reliable headliners since the mid-2000s. His marriage to actress Nicole Kidman has quieted his bad boy impulses and led to some of his most satisfying music yet. In 2013, he debuted as a judge on ‘American Idol.’
Birthday: October 26, 1967
Top Songs: 'Days Go By,' 'Stupid Boy,' 'Cop Car'
Fun Fact: Keith once dated supermodel Niki Taylor.
It's not clear if 'American Idol' contestant Samuel Prince earned praise for his singing, but his acting was pretty good. Harry "Henry" Connick, Jr. does a nice job in this video, as well ... maybe too nice a job for Keith Urban's liking.
Keith Urban’s ‘Raise ‘Em Up’ is a guy’s song. The singer taps Eric Church to help him with this expressive, emotional lyric. Fathers -- especially new fathers -- may want to start chopping onions before the bridge.
'American Idol' kicks off a new season Wednesday, with Keith Urban once again representing country music in a judge's chair. Tim McGraw considers Urban a friend, and insists his buddy is a great representation of the genre.
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