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BIRTHDAY: October 26, 1967
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BIGGEST POP SINGLE: "You'll Think Of Me" (2005)
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BIGGEST LP: Be Here (2004)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 4

 
TIMELINE

Keith Urbanbutton.gif (123 bytes) Keith Lionel Urban was born October 26, 1967 in Australia. Urban's music interest came early with success in local singing contests and forming a band in his early teens. At 15, Urban dropped out of school to pursue his music. By the early 1990s, Urban had signed with EMI in Australia and topped the Australian country charts with 4 singles. By the mid 1990s, Urban had moved to the US to find success and formed the band The Ranch after doing guitar work for Brooks & Dunn. By 1998, Urban decided to go solo and after getting treatment for a cocaine problem he began the journey toward topping the US country charts.

1999...

October
Keith Urban LPbutton.gif (123 bytes) Urban released Keith Urban.

button.gif (123 bytes) Urban hit the US Country charts with "It's A Love Thing."

2000...

button.gif (123 bytes) Urban hit the US Country charts with "Your Everything" which became his first Top 10 country hit.

2001...

January
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American Music Award for Favorite Country New Artist.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with "But For The Grace Of God."

button.gif (123 bytes) Urban hit the Top 10 country charts with "Where The Blacktop Ends."

April
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Keith Urban was certified gold.

2002...

button.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with "Somebody Like You."

October
Keith Urban - Golden Roadbutton.gif (123 bytes) Urban released Golden Road.

2003... # 163 Singles Artist of the Year

button.gif (123 bytes) Urban hit the Top 10 country charts with "Raining On Sunday."

August
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Golden Road was certified platinum.

November
Keith Urban - Video Hits DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the
Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Hot Country Singles & Tracks Artist and Top Hot Country Singles & Tracks Artist - Male.
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Keith Urban was certified platinum.

2004...

February
Keith Urban - In The Ranchbutton.gif (123 bytes) Keith Urban In The Ranch was reissued.

button.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with "You'll Think Of Me."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban released Be Here.

October
Keith Urban - Be Herebutton.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with Be Here.

button.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with "Days Go By."

November
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Be Here was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban won a Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year

2005... # 103 Singles Artist of the Year

Keith Urban - "Days Go By" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Urban hit the Top 10 country charts with "You're My Better Half."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban was nominated for 2
Grammy Awards for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("You'll Think Of Me") and Best Country Album (Be Here).

May
Keith Urban - "You're My Better Half" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Urban won 2 Academy of Country Music Awards for Top Male Vocalist and Album of the Year (Be Here).

button.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with "Making Memories Of Us."

Keith Urban - Livin' Right Now DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with "Better Life."

button.gif (123 bytes) Urban hit the Top 10 country chart with "Tonight I Wanna Cry."

June
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You'll Think Of Me" was certified gold.

June
Live 8 DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) The single "Making Memories Of Us" was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) On July 2nd, Urban performed in London, England, as part of the worldwide
Live 8 concerts. The mission of the concerts was to raise awareness of the on-going poverty in Africa and to pressure the G8 leaders to take action by doubling aid, canceling debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Days Go By" was certified gold.

October
Keith Urban - "You'll Think Of Me" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Urban hit the Top 40 with "You'll Think Of Me."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the
Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Hot Country Songs Artist - Male.

2006..

button.gif (123 bytes) Urban hit the Top 10 country chart with "Once In A Lifetime."

February
Keith Urban - "Once In A Lifetime" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Urban won a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("You'll Think Of Me").

June
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October
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban entered the Betty Ford Center in California to deal with his alcohol abuse.

November
Keith Urban - Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thingbutton.gif (123 bytes) Urban released Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing.
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban was nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist.
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with
Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing.

December
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Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing was certified platinum.

2007..

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban hit the Top 10 country chart with "Stupid Boy."
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban finished his rehab program at the Betty Ford Center.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Once In A Lifetime").

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban hit the Top 10 country chart with "I Told You So."

June
Keith Urban - Greatest Hitsbutton.gif (123 bytes) On July 7th, Urban performed at the Live Earth concert in the US. The 7-continent concert organized by Al Gore brought together over 100 artists to perform and raise the world's awareness about the climate crisis and how to make a difference to help the environment and the world.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban released Greatest Hits.

December
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Greatest Hits was certified gold.

2008...

February
Nelly Furtado featuring Keith Urban - "In God's Hands" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Urban won a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Stupid Boy").

April
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Nelly Furtado and featured on her single "In God's Hands."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "You Look Good In My Shirt."

2009... # 99 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart helping out Brad Paisley with "Start A Band" from Paisley's LP
Play.

February
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Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("Let The Wind Chase You" with Trisha Yearwood). Urban performed at the ceremony.

March
Keith Urban - 'Defying Gravity'button.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Sweet Thing."
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Defying Gravity.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban won an Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year ("Start A Band" with Brad Paisley).
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for the first time, Top Country Albums chart, and Top Digital Albums chart with
Defying Gravity. The LP sold over 171,000 copies its first week of release in the US.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban topped the Billboard Top Country Songs chart with "Only You Can Love Me This Way."
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Defying Gravity was certified gold.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban won an Americann Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist.

December
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Billboard 2009 Year-End Chart Toppers as the Top Country Artist - Male (singles & albums), Top Hot Country Songs Artist, and Top Hot Country Songs Artist - Male.

2010...

January
Keith Urban - 'Get Closer'button.gif (123 bytes) Urban won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist.
button.gif (123 bytes) Urban won a
Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Sweet Thing"), and was nominated for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("Start A Band" with Brad Paisley), Best Country Album (Defying Gravity), and Best Music Video, Long Form (Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy World Tour Live).

September
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Defying Gravity was certified platinum.

November
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Get Closer.

2011..

January
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Get Closer was certified gold.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Keith won a
Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("'Til Summer Comes Around").

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Keith topped the Billboard Country Singles chart with "Without You."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Keith topped the Billboard Top Country Songs chart with "Long Hot Summer."

November
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2012...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Keith was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song ("For You").

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Keith topped the Billboard Top Country Songs chart with "You Gonna Fly."

2013...

January
Keith Urban - 'Fuse'button.gif (123 bytes) Keith joined the 12th season of American Idol as a judge.

February
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Tim McGraw LP Two Lanes Of Freedom on the track "Highway Don't Care."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Keith released Fuse.
button.gif (123 bytes) Keith topped the Billboard 200 LP chart and Country Albums chart with Fuse. The LP sold over 98,000 copies its first week of release in the US.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Keith topped the Billboard Country Songs chart with
Miranda Lambert with "We Were Us."

2014...

  • December 6: Keith topped the Billboard Country Songs chart with "Somewhere In My Car."

2015...

  • May 23: Keith topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart with help from Eric Church "Raise 'Em Up."

2016...

  • Keith Urban - 'Ripcord'February 15: Keith was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance ("John Cougar, John Deere, John 3.16").
  • March 12: Keith topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart with "Break On Me."
  • July 9: Keith topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart with "Wasted Time."

2017...

LPs
Keith Urban - In The Ranch Keith Urban In The Ranch
Released: 1997 / February, 2004 (re-issue)
Tracks: "Walkin' The Country" - "Homespun Love" - "Just Some Love" - "Some Days You Gotta Dance" - "My Last Name" - "Desiree" - "Freedom's Finally Mine" - "Hank Don't Fail Me Now" - "Tangled Up In Love" - "Clutterbilly" - "Man Of The House" - "Ghost In His Guitar" - "Stuck In The Middle" - "No One Ever Asked"
Keith Urban LP Keith Urban
Released: October, 1999
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 145
Tracks: "It's A Love Thing" - "Where The Blacktop Ends" - "But For The Grace Of God" - "Your Everything" - "I Wanna Be Your Man (Forever)" - "A Little Luck Of Our Own" - "You're The Only One" - "If You Wanna Stay" - "Don't Shut Me Out" - "Out On My Own" - "Rollercoaster" - "I Thought You Knew"
Keith Urban - Golden Road Golden Road
Released: October, 2002
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 11
Tracks: "Somebody Like You" - "Who Wouldn't Want To Be Me" - "Whenever I Run" - "What About Me" - "You'll Think Of Me" - "Jeans On" - "You Look Good In My Shirt" - "You're Not Alone Tonight" - "You Won" - "Song For Dad" - "Rainin' On Sunday" - "You're Not My Got"
Keith Urban - Be Here Be Here
Released: September, 2004
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 3
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Days Go By" - "Better Life" - "Making Memories Of Us" - "God's Been Good To Me" - "The Hard Way" - "You're My Better Half" - "I Could Fly" - "Tonight I Wanna Cry" - "She's Gotta Be" - "Nobody Drinks Alone" - "Country Comfort" - "Live To Love Another Day" - "These Are The Days"
Keith Urban - Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing
Released: November, 2006
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 3
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Once In A Lifetime" - "Shine" - "I Told You So" - "I Can't Stop Loving You" - "Won't Let You Down" - "Faster Car" - "Stupid Boy" - "Used To The Pain" - "Raise The Barn" - "God Made Woman" - "Tu Compania" - "Everybody" - "Got It Right This Time"
Keith Urban - Greatest Hits Greatest Hits
Released: November, 2007
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 11
Tracks: "Romeo's Tune" - "Got It Right This Time (The Celebration)" - "I Told You So" - "Stupid Boy" - "Better Life" - "Making Memories Of Us" - "Once In A Lifetime" - "Tonight I Wanna Cry" - "You're My Better Half" - "Days Go By" - "But For The Grace Of God" - "you'll Thin Of Me" - "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" - "Raining On Sunday" - "Where The Blacktop Ends" - "Your Everything" - "Somebody Like You" - "Everybody"
Keith Urban - 'Defying Gravity'
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Defying Gravity
Released: March, 2009
Billboard peak: # 1
US: Platinum
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Kiss A Girl" - "If Ever I Could Love" - "Sweet Thing" - "'Til Summer Comes Around" - "My Heart Is Open" - "Hit The Ground Runnin'" - "Only You Can Love Me This Way" - "Standing Right In Front Of You" - "Why's It Feel So Long" - "I'm In" - "Thank You"
Keith Urban - 'Get Closer'
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Get Closer
Released: November, 2010
US: Platinum
Tracks: "Put You In A Song" - "You Gonna Fly" - "All For You" - "Long Hot Summer" - "Without You" - "Georgia Woods" - "Right On Back To You" - "Shut Out The Lights"
Keith Urban - 'Fuse'
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Fuse
Released: September 10, 2013
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1
Tracks: "Somewhere In My Car" - "Even The Stars Fall 4 U" - "Cop Car" - "Shame" - "Good Thing" - "We Were Us" - "Love's Poster Child" - "She's My 11" - "Come Back To Me" - "Little Bit Of Everything" - "Raise 'Em Up" (with Eric Church) - "Heart Like Mine"
Keith Urban - 'Ripcord'
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Ripcord
Released: May 6, 2016
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 4
Tracks: "Gone Tomorrow (Here Today)" - "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16: - "Wasted Time" - "Habit Of You" - "Sun Don't Let Me Down" - "Gettin' In The Way" - "Blue Ain't Your Color" - "The Fighter" (featuring Carrie Underwood) - "Break On Me" - "Boy Gets A Truck" - "Your Body" - "That Could Still Be Us" - "Worry 'Bout Nothin'"
 
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