Who’s Who in 2022, Music & Arts: Keith Urban

Published 12:00am 20 December 2022

Who’s Who in 2022, Music & Arts: Keith Urban
Words by Moreton Daily

Australian country music star and former Caboolture State High School student Keith Urban returned home to Australia to perform his first concerts in more than two years, in 2022.

Keith delivered an incredible set list filled with his best-known hits including One Too Many, The Fighter, Wasted Time, Blue Ain’t Your Colour, Long Hot Summer, as well as songs from his number one album, The Speed of Now Part 1.

He appeared at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on December 2 and 3.

About Keith Urban

Keith Urban is an international country music star best known for his hit other singles Somebody Like You, Days Go By, Til Summer Comes Around, Making Memories of Us and Sweet thing.

He was born in New Zealand but moved to Australia when he was a toddler.

He attended primary school at Ashgrove State School before attending Caboolture State High School between 1980 and 1982.

Before making it on the world stage, Keith was known for playing locally in and around the Moreton Bay Region, as well as playing at the Toyota Country Music Festival multiple times.

In 1990, he won the Star Maker competition at Tamworth.

Today, Keith is known as one of the biggest country music stars in the world, with smash hits, multiple songs topping the charts, and sold-out concerts across the globe.

Throughout his career, Keith has been nominated for 19 GRAMMY Awards and won four, including Best Male Country Vocal Performer, which he won four times between 2005 and 2010.

He also was the recipient of the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award at the 2017 GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards in recognition of his support for music education.

In addition, he has also won five ARIA awards.

He is married to Australian actress Nicole Kidman, whom he married in June 2006, and together they have two children – Sunday Rose Kidman Urban and Faith Margaret Kidman Urban.

In recent years, Keith has been helping up-and-coming artists reach their potential by being a judge on a number of reality television shows, including American Idol and The Voice Australia.

In recognition of all he has accomplished, a campaign was launched in 2013 to get a statue of Keith placed in Caboolture.

Moreton Bay Regional Council attempted to contact Keith’s representatives but unfortunately nothing eventuated from that campaign.

Keith has been spotted multiple times in his hometown, much to the excitement of locals, but his visits have always been low key.

It is believed he has a home in the area in which his parents live.


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