Keith's father loved American culture, and frequently listened to country music. This clearly had an effect on Keith, and as he developed his talents he looked up to country music giants like Dolly Parton and Glen Campbell. In the early '90s, Keith landed a deal with the Australian branch of EMI records. While successful Down Under, Keith decided he wasn't satisfied and moved to Nashville. He formed the band "The Ranch" and signed a record deal. Their self-titled debut album received critical acclaim, especially for Keith's performance, but the band soon broke up.
After the breakup, Keith worked as a solo performer and was asked to perform with Garth Brooks and the Dixie Chicks. He soon became friends with a producer, and together they released his first album, "Keith Urban," which went platinum. In the following years, his star power grew and he released more albums, each one going multiple-platinum, selling more than 10 million worldwide, and earning him three Grammy Awards.
Keith is now nominated for yet another Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "Til Summer Comes Around." He also just released a brand new album, "Get Closer," which he says is a love letter to his wife, Nicole Kidman.
Keith Urban performed "We Were Us" from his new album, "Fuse," on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in October 2013.