There are no bigger & better Keith Urban fans than our New Music Weekly family. This New Zealand-born Australian country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, musician, judge and record producer is now at the top of his game. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States the following year. He found work as a session guitarist before starting a band known as The Ranch, which recorded one studio album on Capitol Nashville and charted two singles. Still signed to Capitol, Urban made his solo American debut in 1999 with the album Keith Urban. Certified platinum in the US, it produced his first number one on Hot Country Songs with “But for the Grace of God”. “Somebody Like You”, the first single from his second Capitol album, Golden Road (2002), was named by Billboard as the biggest country hit of the 2000s decade. The album’s fourth single, “You’ll Think of Me”, earned him his first Grammy. 2004’s Be Here, his third American album, produced three more number 1 singles and became his highest-selling album, earning 4× Platinum certification. Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing was released in 2006, containing “Once in a Lifetime” as well as his second Grammy song, “Stupid Boy”. Defying Gravity and Get Closer were released on March 31, 2009 and November 16, 2010 respectively. In September 2013, he released a brand new album titled Fuse, which produced four more number ones, two of which are duets with Miranda Lambert and Eric Church. A new single, entitled “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”, was released in June 2015 as the lead-off single to his eighth American studio album Ripcord. Urban has released a total of nine studio albums, as well as one album with The Ranch. He has charted 37 singles, 18 of which went to number one, counting a duet with Brad Paisley and the 2008 single “You Look Good in My Shirt”, which he previously recorded on Golden Road. Urban has released his newest single this month entitled “Wasted Time” which we are sure will follow suit with his ongoing success.
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