Today, Keith Urban is celebrating his 51st Birthday. Geez! He’s already reached that age, but he’s still looking young and handsome. Not to mention, he’s one of the hottest country stars of this generation. Indeed, he’s a dreamboat. Let’s all greet Keith an oozing Happy Birthday. And to celebrate with him, let’s look back a little at his life and by listening to his number one singles including “Somebody Like You,” “But for the Grace of God,” “You’ll Think of Me,” “Only You Can Love Me This Way,” and many more. All in all, he has a total of 16 entries on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Keith Lionel Urban was born on October 26, 1967, and today he just turned 51. He learned how to play music and instruments specifically the guitar when his father posted an ad looking for a guitar teacher. He took lessons with his guitar teacher Sue McCarthy. Soon after, he joined competitions. His guitar playing was influenced by two rock players, Mark Knopfler and Lindsey Buckingham.
Moreover, Keith was introduced in the world of country music when he joined the Australian Talent TV Show “New Faces.” It led him to penetrate the Australian country music more. He was a regular to some of the country shows such as Reg Lindsay Country Homestead TV Program, Mike McClellan’s Music Program, and various other TV programs
It was back in 1990 when Keith rose to prominence. He signed under EMI Australia and released his self-titled debut album. Then, the rest was history. In the meantime, let’s all listen once more to some of his number singles that hit the airwaves.
Somebody Like You
Keith Urban himself co-wrote the words and lyrics of “Somebody Like You.” It was part of his album “Golden Road.” The song earned his very first Grammy award. Moreover, “Somebody Like You” became Keith Urban’s second number one single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It was documented as number one on October 19, 2002. Also, it placed at number twenty-three on the Billboard Hot 100. On the other hand, the song became the number one country song of the first decade of the 21st century. Indeed, a huge success.
But for the Grace of God
Keith Urban along with Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin pooled resources for the words and lyrics of “But for the Grace of God.” It peaked at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart on February 24, 2001. With this being the spice to his prominence.
You’ll Think of Me
Darrell Brown, Ty Lacy, and Dennis Matkosky pooled resources for the words and lyrics of “You’ll Think of Me.” It placed at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart on May 8, 2004. It also spent two weeks at the top spot. Meanwhile, it spent a total of twenty-eight weeks on the Billboard chart. Also, the song peaked at number twenty-four on the Billboard Hot 100.
Only You Can Love Me This Way
Keith Urban recorded and released “Only You Can Love Me This Way” on June 29, 2009. It was part of his album “Defying Gravity.” Due to its success, it penetrated the Billboard Hot 100 at number 34 and Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at number one.
Blue Ain’t Your Color
Steven Lee Olsen, Hillary Lindsey, and Clint Lagerberg polled resources for the words and lyrics of “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Keith Urban released the song on August 8, 2016, as part of his album “Ripcord.”
Besides peaking at number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, the song also peaked at number twenty-four on the Billboard Hot 100. On the other hand, “Blue Ain’t Your Color” received two nominations at the 59th Grammy Awards for “Best Country Solo Performance” and “Best Country Song.”
Keith Urban started his career back in 1990. However, his career wasn’t smooth at first. He wasn’t able to top the charts, but he worked hard to be one of the bests. Then in 1999, began started his prominence. He released his self-titled American debut album which includes his very first number one single “But For the Grace of God.” Then, in 2001, he won his very first award as the Top New Male Vocalist Award at the Academy of Country Music Award and Country Music Association Horizon Awards.
Once again, Happy Birthday, Keith Urban!