New Zealand-born Australian-American country music singer and songwriter who began his career in 1991 with the release of his self-titled debut album on EMI and Capitol Records in Australia. Urban won a 2012 Golden Globe Award for the Best Original Song “For You,” which was featured as the theme song of the 2012 action film Act of Valor and appeared on the film’s soundtrack. The song peaked at number six on the country charts. His highest-certified album in the US is 2004’s Be Here, which is four-times-platinum. Urban is also notable for his role as a coach on the Australian version of the singing competition The Voice and as a judge on American Idol. In October 2013, Urban introduced his own signature line of guitars and accessories.
Born Keith Lionel Urban on October 26, 1967 in Whangārei, New Zealand, to parents Marienne and Robert “Bob” Urbahn, Keith was raised in Australia. He moved with his parents and brother to Brisbane, Queensland when he was 2. They later moved to Caboolture, about 1 hour north of Brisbane. He is married to actress Nicole Kidman. They have two daughters: Sunday Rose Kidman Urban and Faith Margaret Kidman Urban.
Keith Urban Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 26 October 1967
Birth Place: Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand
Birth Name: Keith Lionel Urban
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Keith Urban Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 163 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 74 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 10″
Height in Meters: 1.78 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Shoe Size: N/A
Keith Urban Family Details:
Father: Robert “Bob” Urbahn
Mother: Marienne Urban
Spouse/Wife: Nicole Kidman (m. 2006)
Children: Sunday Rose Kidman Urban (Daughter) (b. July 7, 2008), Faith Margaret Kidman Urban (Daughter) (b. December 28, 2010)
Siblings: Shane Urban (Older Brother)
Others: Karl Henry Urban (Paternal Grandfather), Gladys Rose Cooksley (Paternal Grandmother), Charles Bruce McKinnon (Maternal Grandfather), Flora Masters (Maternal Grandmother)
Keith Urban Education:
Sir Edmund Hillary College, Otara, South Auckland
Music Group: The Ranch (1997 – 1998)
Keith Urban Facts:
*Born on October 26, 1967 in Whangārei, New Zealand, he is of German, English, Irish, and Scottish descent.
*He was a member of the mid- 1990s country band called “The Ranch.”
*He became the first Kiwi to win the CMA Male vocalist of the Year in 2004.
*He served as a judge on the reality TV show American Idol.
*He posed in the April 2001 edition of Playgirl.
*Urban states that his influences include Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb, Don Williams, Mark Knopfler, Freddie Mercury, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Ronnie Milsap and Dolly Parton.
*Instruments Urban can play: Guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboard, ganjo (a 6 string banjo), sitar, & piano
*Visit his official website: www.keithurban.com
*Follow him on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.