Keith Urban determined to continue a solo career in the late 1990s. In 2000, Keith released his first, self-titled solo album. In 2001, Keith was named the CMA’s “Top New Male Vocalist.” Keith toured in 2004, and was named CMA’s “Entertainer of the Year” the subsequent year. Urban won his first Grammy Award in 2006, and went to receive three more Grammys. In the year 2012, Urban was selected as a fresh judge for season 12 of the most popular singing-contest show American Idol, which premiered in 2013.
The musician inherited a fire for American country music from his parents.
From the time Keith was a teen, Keith Urban had won several talent shows and joined a country group. His signature design—a mixture of rock guitar and country sound—appeared during those formative years. In 1988, Urban debuted his first record, which enjoyed success in his native Australia.
Soon afterwards, Urban determined to depart the group to pursue a solo career. His abilities were immediately recruited by a number of the most important names in country music, including Garth Brooks as well as the Dixie Chicks.
In June 2006, Urban wed celebrity Nicole Kidman in their native Australia.
Urban’s next record, Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing, premiered in the autumn of 2006. Around the exact same time, the musician voluntarily checked himself into a rehabilitation facility. “I greatly regret the distress this has caused Nicole and those that love and support me,” Urban said in a statement, based on People magazine. “One cannot let one’s guard down on healing, and his first album’m fearful that I’ve. Using the strength and unwavering support I’m blessed to get from my wife, family and friends, I’m determined and resolved into a favorable consequence.”
While fighting personally, Urban continued to flourish professionally.
After in 2008, Urban released a greatest hits collection and toured widely. That summer, nevertheless, he took a pause from his hectic schedule to observe a joyous occasion: He and wife Nicole Kidman welcomed a baby girl on July 7, 2008, and named her Sunday Increased Kidman Urban. “We would like to thank everybody that’s kept us in their thoughts and prayers,” Urban wrote on his web site soon after Sunday Rose’s arrival. “We feel really blessed and thankful that we are able to share this pleasure together with all of you now.”
Urban continued his string of hits with a different record, Defying Gravity, that was released in March 2009 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200—his first record to do this. The lead single off the record, “Sweet Thing,” promptly hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The record’s second single, “Kiss a Girl,” was performed throughout the season 8 finale of the singing-competition show American Idol, as a duet together with the show’s victor, Kris Allen.
In the autumn of 2009, Urban performed in the CMA Awards and received several honours for his collaborative effort with country artist Brad Paisely: “Start a Band.” The teenager was likewise named country music’s “Favourite Male Artist” at the American Music Awards. In 2010, Urban received his third Grammy Award (best male country vocal performance), for the tune “Sweet Thing.” Himself nabbed his fourth Grammy (best male country vocal performance) the subsequent year, for the single “‘Til Summer Comes Around.”
In the year 2012, Urban was selected as a fresh judge for season 12 of American Idol, premiering in January 2013. More lately, the musician has worked alongside Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. to help locate the nation’s finest performers.
Away from American Idol, Urban has kept his own profession among country music’s hottest stars. Himself released Fuse in 2013, which contained “We Were Us,” a duet with Miranda Lambert. “Cop Car” and “Somewhere In My Car” were two other successful tunes from this record.