Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a New Zealand-Australian country music singer, songwriter and guitarist whose commercial success has been mainly in the United States, Canada and Australia. Urban was born in New Zealand and began his career in Australia at an early age. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States in 1992. Eventually, Urban found work as a session guitarist before starting a band known as The Ranch, which recorded one studio album on Capitol Records and charted two singles on the Billboard country charts. Still signed to Capitol, he made his solo American debut in 1999 with the album Keith Urban. Certified platinum in the U.S., it also produced his first American Number One in 'But for the Grace of God'. His breakthrough hit was the Number One 'Somebody Like You', from his second Capitol album Golden Road (2002).
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