Fun Facts

Given Name:
Keith Lionel Urban

Birth Date:
October 26, 1967

Birth Place:
Whangarei (pronounced “Wong-A-Ray”) New Zealand

Caboolture, Queensland, Australia (suburb of Brisbane)

Current Home:
Nashville, Tennessee (since 1992)

Left high school at age 15

Daughters Sunday Rose & Faith Margaret, Parents Bob & Marienne, brother Shane, sister-in-law Jennifer, nephew Blake and niece Jessica

Marital Status:
Married Nicole Kidman in June 2006

5′ 10″

155 lbs.

Color of Hair:

Color of Eyes:

Instruments Played:
Guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboard, banjo and sitar

First Musical Performance:
Age 6 at a guitar recital

First Song Ever Fully Learned:
House Of The Rising Sun

First Paying Job:
They pay?

First Paying Non-Music Job:
At a concert lighting company

To tour the world as a successful artist, make better records, write better songs, be a good husband and father and make myself proud. I’d like to host a documentary type TV show.

Favorite Sport:
Bowling and 9 Ball (pool)

Favorite Sports Teams:
I don’t follow any one team, but am easily suckered into watching almost any game.

I Never Leave Home Without…
Knowing where I’m going… although, sometimes, I actually don’t know until I get to the airport and they tell me where I’m going.

#1 Singles:
“But for the Grace of God”
“Somebody Like You”
“Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me”
“You’ll Think of Me”
“Days Go By”
“Making Memories Of Us”
“Better Life”
“You Look Good In My Shirt”
“Start A Band” (w/Brad Paisley)
“Sweet Thing”
“Only You Can Love Me This Way”
“Without You”
“Long Hot Summer”
“You Gonna Fly”
“Little Bit Of Everything”
“We Were Us” (w/Miranda Lambert)
“Somewhere In My Car”
“Raise ‘Em Up” (w/Eric Church)
“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”

Gold/Platinum Albums:
Self-Titled Keith Urban certified platinum
Golden Road certified 3x platinum
Be Here certified 4x platinum
Video Hits DVD certified platinum
Livin’ Right Now DVD certified platinum
Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing certified platinum
Defying Gravity certified platinum
Get Closer certified platinum
Fuse certified gold

Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb, Don Williams, Mark Knopfler, Freddie Mercury, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Ronnie Milsap and Dolly Parton

Favorite Songs You’ve Written:
Tangled Up In Love, My Last Name, Desiree, Walkin’ The Country, Hank Don’t Fail Me Now, But For The Grace Of God, It’s A Love Thing, I Thought You Knew and Don’t Shut Me Out

Favorite Songs by Others:
Wichita Lineman and Galveston by Jimmy Webb; Heart Of The Matter by Don Henley; Sky Blue & Black by Jackson Browne and You Look So Good In Love by George Strait

Favorite Songwriters:
Jimmy Webb, Rodney Crowell, Harley Allen and Vernon Rust

Favorite Book:
Conversations with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

Favorite Movie:
Citizen Kane

Favorite Actors:
Michael Douglas, Jack Nicholson and Orson Wells

Favorite Actresses:
Sally Field and Susan Sarandon

Favorite Food:

Favorite Drink:
Vegetable Juices (carrot, spinach, celery, apple…)

Favorite Snack:
Chocolate banana Balance bars or Newman’s Own dark chocolate orange

Favorite Ice Cream:
Nutty Buddy’s, Snickers and Hagan Daaz

Favorite Tennis Shoes:

Favorite Restraunt:
Cheescake Factory or Shintomi’s in Nashville

Favorite Place:
On stage on a good night!

Favorite Color:
Blue or black (although black is not really a color!)

Pet Peeves:
People who don’t look you in the eye when they shake your hand and leave lint in the lint filter of a dryer. And people who show you a bunch of photographs and half of them are out of focus… I mean, man… just throw ’em out!