On any genuine list of the best country singers in the world, you will definitely find Keith Urban, except if the list is not long enough. Known for lyrics that are always strong and powerful, Urban is a singer, songwriter and record producer who began his career in 1990. Almost three decades later, he has already had 11 Studio albums sold millions of his records worldwide and has many awards including Grammys and Academy of Country Music Awards. He is married to American actress, Nicole Kidman.
Keith Urban Bio
October 26, 1967, was when Urban was born as Keith Lionel Urban in his home country of New Zealand, Whangarei, Northland, He was raised in Australia alongside his siblings as the youngest child by his parents; Marienne and Robert “Bob” Urban.
While growing up, Keith had always loved music and so when he was six, his father helped him to get a guitar teacher. Thanks to this, he was able to start going for music competitions some of which he won. While doing that, he was also learning to act as a member of a local theater company, the Westfield Super Juniors.
By the time he was 16 years old in 1983, Keith whose ambition was to become a radio announcer appeared on the TV talent show, “New Faces” where he was advised to get a teacher for his voice as he had the world in front of him.
Only 7 years later, the singer released his self-titled debut album, and in 1992 he moved to the place where most people who wanted to take country music serious – Nashville, Tennessee. Although in the coming years he released some more singles, his next album, The Ranch came in 1997, as a member of the group, The Ranch. His second album, Keith Urban was released in 1999. With many more albums, his most recent works are Ripcord in 2016 and Graffiti U in 2018.
Through a career that can be described as highly successful, Keith has released 11 Studio albums including Golden Road which has sold over 3 million copies and Be Here which is a four-time platinum album. More so, he has 4 compilation albums and close to 50 singles.
For all his effort and talent, the Fighter singer has been recognized with many awards including multiple Grammy Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, and Country Music Association Awards Entertainer of the Year which he won in 2018. Ahead of the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, the country singer has been nominated for the Best Country Solo Performance for his Parallel Line.
Wife – Nicole Kidman, and Kids
One can hardly not agree that one of the most beautiful celebrity couples around at the moment is Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. For the two, however, it was not love at first sight when they first met in 2005. The next time that they met was a few months later when went on their first date.
Six months into their dating, Nicole was awoken around 5 am by Urban who was by her window with flowers. That early morning, he took her for an intense ride on his bike and that was when she knew he was the love of her life, her kind of man.
A year later, the two got married in Australia and they are now blessed with two kids, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban who was born in 2008 and Faith Margaret Kidman Urban born in 2010. According to Nicole who has had two children from her previous marriage to Tom Cruise, she would have loved to have 10 children with Keith if they had met when they were 25.
Also an Australian like her husband, Nicole Kidman is an actress who was born in 1967, the same year as Keith. Before meeting Keith, she was first married to American actor, Tom Cruise in 1990, but by 2001, the two had gone their separate ways in a divorce.
If there is any problem that Keith Urban has, his fortune is not one. He has a net worth that has been estimated at $75 million. He made most of his fortune from his career as a singer as well as other things he is involved in.
As regards his height, Keith Urban is not the tallest man that you will get to find on many stages. He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches which places him few inches shorter than his wife whose height is 5ft 10.