Keith Lionel Urban, better known as Keith Urban, is a singer, lyricist as well as record producer. In the year 1991, his debut album got released, and four singles got mentioned in the charts of Australia. He was a session guitarist before forming the band ‘The Ranch’. The first recording of the band was a studio album featuring Capitol Nashville from which two singles were worth mentioning on the chart of the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Many people know Urban as one of the judges of the American Idol. Now, let us peep into early and personal life, career, awards, achievements and net worth of Keith Urban in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Keith was born on 26th October in the year 1967 in a town named Whangarei in New Zealand. He is the youngest son of Robert Bob Urban an owner of a convenience store and his mother, Marianne. To complete his education, Keith went to Sir Edmund Hillary College in Otara, South Auckland. At an early age, Urban started taking guitar lessons from his teacher, and also participated in musical shows. Keith Urban got his inspiration from two famous rock musicians Mark Knopfler and Lindsey Buckingham.
In a Hollywood event of honoring the Australians, Keith met Nicole Kidman who is an Australian actress. They got married on 25th June 2006 at the grounds of St. Patrick’s estate in Sydney, Australia. Keith is a proud father of two daughters namely Sunday Rose Kidman Urban and Faith Margaret Kidman Urban.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Keith’s career started with his self-titled album in the year 1990. He had a small appearance in the album Breaking Ground- New Directions in Country Music which also got a nomination for Best Country Album. In the year 1993, he was a part of a music video of Alan Jackson also known as Mercury Blues. In the year 1997, Keith built a band and named it The Ranch in which Jerry Flowers and Peter Clarke were working as bassist and drummer respectively.
Keith has also worked as a guitarist in several music albums of Tim Wilson, Paul Jefferson, and Charlie Daniels. By the year 2001, Urban’s singles were gaining a good position in the charts. The studio albums of Keith which are worth-mentioning are Graffiti U, Golden Road, Defying Gravity, Fuse and many more. Greatest Hits: 18 Kids, days Go By and The Story So Far are some of the famous compilation albums of Keith Urban.
The year 2001 has been a boon to Keith as from that year itself, he started to win accolades, and awards for his terrific performances. He has won Grammy award four times till now for the Best Male Country Vocal Performance. Some of his other awards include CMT Music Awards, American Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
The estimated net worth of Keith Urban is $85 million. You will be amazed to know that Keith’s one of the most popular albums ‘Ripcord’ reached another milestone. According to reports, 1 million copies of the album got sold, and Keith became one of the top two country music artists with nine albums of his own to reach the platinum status in sales.
Keith Urban loves to keep his personal life away from the media attention, and so we get to know very little about him. Keith‘s journey in music is unbelievably magical, and his success is noteworthy. If you still haven’t listened to any song of his, then make sure you do as it will leave you spellbound. The more you listen, the more you will find this write up to be interesting.