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Keith UrbanEdit

On 23 November 2011, Urban was confirmed as one
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Keith Urban

Born:

26 October 1967 Whangarei, New Zealand

Occupations:

Singer-songwriter

Genres:

Country, country rock, southern rock

Instruments:

Vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, Banjo, piano, bass, mandolin, bouzouki, Ebow, drums, Sitar

of the four vocal coaches in the upcoming Australian version of the reality singing competition The Voice.

Keith Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a Australian Country music singer, songwriter and guitarist whose commercial success has been mainly in the United States 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). This album also earned Urban his first Grammy Award win for "You'll Think of Me", its fourth single and the fourth Billboard Number One of his career. 2004's Be Here, his third American album, produced three more Number Ones, and became his highest-selling album, earning 4× Multi-Platinum certification. Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing was released in 2006, producing the record-setting No.17 country chart debut of "Once in a Lifetime", as well as Urban's second Grammy for the song "Stupid Boy", while a Greatest Hits package entitled Greatest Hits: 18 Kids followed in late 2007. This album was re-released a year later as Greatest Hits: 19 Kids with one track added: the number one "You Look Good in My Shirt", which he had previously recorded on Golden Road. Additional albums Defying Gravity and Get Closer were released on 31 March 2009 and 16 November 2010, respectively.

Urban has released a total of nine studio albums (one of which was released only in the United Kingdom), as well as one album in The Ranch. He has charted more than fifteen singles on the U.S. country charts, including fourteen Number Ones. Urban plays acoustic and electric guitar, as well as banjo, bass guitar, mandolin, piano and drums.

Keith Urban will not be a judge in the 2nd season of The Voice Australia and will be replaced.

Leaving the VoiceEdit

Nine Network confirmed Keith Urban will not be a coach on the Australian mega hit The Voice in 2013.

Michael Healy, Nine Network’s Director of Television today said: ‘We were really happy to have Keith as part of the inaugural Voice crew and of course he will always remain part of The Voice family in Australia. We are currently in negotiations with superstar musicians to fill the coaching roles in 2013.’

Keith Urban said: ‘I've been so fortunate to have been a part of The Voice, and as much as I'd love to do it again, it's clear that the recording and promoting of a new album, a tour, and other commitments will keep me from being a part of the second season. To everyone who sang on the show, I thank you, you've inspired not just me, but countless others. To everyone behind the scenes and to my on camera family Darren, Delta, Joel and Seal, thank you for making it so much fun. Keep watching Australia!’



Team KeithEdit

Name In/Out
Diana Rouvas Out (After Top 8)
Darren Percival Runner's Up 2nd Place
Taga Paa Out (Live Rounds)
Adam Martin Out (Live Rounds)
Jimmy Cupples Out (Live Rounds)
Brittany Cairns Out (Live Rounds)
Cam Tapp Out (Battle Rounds)
Brett Clarke Out (Battle Rounds)
Kelsie Rimmer Out (Battle Rounds)
Abbie Cardwell Out (Battle Rounds)
Glenn Whitehall Out (Battle Rounds)
Jaz Flowers Out (Battle Rounds)
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