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Grammy-award winning country music singer, songwriter and guitarist Keith Urban was named the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year in 2006.
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In 2006 Keith Urban voluntarily checked himself into a rehabilitation facility for alcohol abuse.
In 2005 Keith Urban met fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman at G'Day LA, a Hollywood event honoring Australians. A year later the couple were married in their native Australia.
Keith Lionel Urban was born on October 26, 1967, in Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand, and raised in Australia. The musician inherited a passion for American country music from his parents.
In 1992 Keith Urban left Australia for the country music mecca of Nashville, Tennessee. But his rock and roll style did not mix initially with the country music scene there.
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Later in 2008, Urban released a greatest hits collection and toured extensively. That summer, however, he took a break from his hectic schedule to celebrate a joyous event: He and wife Nicole Kidman welcomed a baby girl on July 7, 2008, and named her Sunday Rose Kidman Urban. "We want to thank everybody that has kept us in their thoughts and prayers,
" Urban wrote on his website shortly after Sunday Rose's birth. "We feel very blessed and grateful that we can share this joy with all of you today."
Urban continued his string of hits with another album, Defying Gravity, which was released in March 2009 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200—his first album to do so. The lead single off the album, "Sweet Thing," immediately hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The album's second single, "Kiss a Girl," was performed during the season 8 finale of the singing-competition show American Idol, as a duet with the show's winner, Kris Allen.
In the fall of 2009, Urban performed at the CMA Awards and received several honors for his collaborative effort with country artist Brad Paisely: "Start a Band." He was also named country music's "Favorite Male Artist" at the American Music Awards. In 2010, Urban received his third Grammy Award (best male country vocal performance), for the song "Sweet Thing." He nabbed his fourth Grammy (best male country vocal performance) the following year, for the single "'Til Summer Comes Around."
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