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Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Keith Urban is one of country music’s biggest superstars and most talented musicians. Keith released his debut self-titled album in 1999 on the label he remains on today, Capitol Records Nashville, and has since continued to entertain fans globally.

Keith Urban’s seventh studio album FUSE, his fourth #1 album, marked the first time that a male Country artist has debuted atop the all-genre charts in the United States, Canada and Australia. FUSE’s first single, “Little Bit of Everything” took the top spot on the Country Singles Chart, as did “We Were Us”, featuring Miranda Lambert, which gave Urban a streak of five consecutive #1 songs (dating back to 2011’s “Without You”).  In fact, with the release of FUSE’s fourth single “Somewhere In My Car”, his third #1 from the album, Keith extended his lead as the artist with the most consecutive top 10 songs on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart, a streak which started in August of 2000.

FUSE is one of the most recognized albums of Keith’s career, garnering 20 Award show nominations, including two 2015 Grammy nominations for Best Country Solo Performance (“Cop Car”) and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Raise ‘Em Up” featuring Eric Church), as well as multiple CMA, ACM and ARIA Award wins.

In 2001, the Country Music Association honored Urban with its Horizon Award, designating him a talented artist with a bright future. He was the first Horizon Award winner in history to go on to win the CMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year, a title he’s captured three times, and the coveted Entertainer of the Year. Since then Urban’s career has seen a long list of groundbreaking firsts and accomplishments reserved for the music industry’s elite.

He was the first Country artist to be named an American Idol judge, a role he will reprise for the show in its 14th season, and is a four-time GRAMMY® Award winner who has also won a People’s Choice, American Music Award and been nominated for a Golden Globe. He’s won eleven Academy of Country Music Awards and has had 17 #1 songs and five consecutive platinum or multi-platinum albums. In 2012 he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

His reputation as a premier songwriter, vocalist, musician and virtuoso guitarist has afforded Urban the opportunity to collaborate with the likes of The Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Steven Tyler, John Fogerty, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, Vince Gill, Eric Church and countless others.  He was asked to perform on both nights of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival and on CBS’ “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles.”

Urban has long supported numerous charities.  Amongst other things, he is an advisory board member at the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and a longtime supporter of The Grammy Foundation.  In 2013, he introduced his new URBAN™ Guitar Collection via HSN, proceeds of which went to benefit both the Grammy Foundation and Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund. The offering resulted in the largest guitar debut ever for the entertainment/lifestyle retailer, selling out in a matter of hours.  In 2014 his second offering, for his URBAN™ Guitar Collection via HSN, broke that record. His annual “All For The Hall” benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum© has raised nearly $2.5 million.

  • Current single: “Raise Em’ Up” (featuring Eric Church)
  • 2015 GRAMMY® Award Nominations:

Best Country Solo Performance (“Cop Car”)

Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Raise ‘Em Up” w/ Eric Church)

 

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KEITH URBAN (AND FANS) ANNOUNCE ‘GRAFFITI U’ WORLD TOUR AND TITLE OF NEW ALBUM DURING A SURPRISE POP-UP SHOW IN NASHVILLE.

At an unannounced pop-up show last night at Nashville’s Exit/In, GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban enlisted his fans to officially announce his “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018,” and also took the opportunity to reveal that his forthcoming album will be called GRAFFITI U.  During a 2-hour surprise show, in front of a crowd of 350 lucky fans that poured out onto the streets, Urban also took time to introduce and perform with GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini, who will accompany Urban on the North American leg, as his supporting act.

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It was Urban’s fans who took center stage for the tour announcement – a live streamed event that saw them during the feed, in cities across the country announcing the “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018” on white poster boards –  http://smarturl.it/KU-FanVideo.

“I’ve been full-on writing, recording, collaborating and creating with some incredibly talented people for GRAFFITI U, a lot of whom I’ve never worked with before,” said Urban.  “I can hear how some of the songs will translate live already, which really makes putting on a new show so exhilarating and I loved having our fans included in the announcement of the tour because it’s their tour too.”

The 58-city tour will kick off on June 15th at St. Louis’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and will include 10 shows in Canada (supporting act TBA) as well as visits to cities in Nevada, Oregon, Alabama and Arkansas that Urban has yet to headline.  Urban’s shows have become concert events that electrify.  They’re unexpected, if not unpredictable, and have been hailed by media around the world as a “concert experience not to be missed.” The tour will feature many of Urban’s 23 #1 songs, as well as brand new songs that have never been performed live and an all-new concert production that promises to be as spectacular as never before.

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“I remember hearing Keith Urban songs that stopped me in my tracks and made me want to drop everything and chase that kind of lyric and heart filled artistry,” says Ballerini. “He’s the best in the business and I can’t wait to fangirl and learn from him this year. Truly an honor to tour with him.”

THE GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018

Fri Jun 15              St. Louis, MO                   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sat Jun 16             Indianapolis, IN                Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

Fri Jun 22              Clarkston, MI                  DTE Energy Music Theatre

Sat Jun 23             Pittsburgh, PA                 KeyBank Pavilion

Wed Jun 27            Saratoga Springs, NY       Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Fri Jun 29              Toronto, ON                     Budweiser Stage

Sat Jun 30             Toronto, ON                     Budweiser Stage

Thu Jul 5               Gilford, NH                      Bank of NH Pavilion

Fri Jul 6                 Gilford, NH                      Bank of NH Pavilion

Sun Jul 8               Canandaigua, NY             CMAC

Fri Jul 13               Salt Lake City, UT             USANA Amphitheatre

Sat Jul 14              Denver, CO                      Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Sun Jul 15             Albuquerque, NM             Isleta Amphitheater

Fri Jul 20               Mountain View, CA           Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sat Jul 21              Lake Tahoe, NV                Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

Sun Jul 22             Lake Tahoe, NV                Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

Fri Jul 27               Raleigh, NC       Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Sat Jul 28              Charlotte, NC                  PNC Music Pavilion

Sun Jul 29             Alpharetta, GA                 Verizon Amphitheatre

Fri Aug 3                Philadelphia, PA               BB&T Pavilion

Sat Aug 4               Mansfield, MA                  Xfinity Center

Sun Aug 5              Bangor, ME                      Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

Fri Aug 10              Cleveland, OH                  Blossom Music Center

Sat Aug 11             Bristow, VA                      Jiffy Lube Live

Sun Aug 12            Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

Wed Aug 15            Rogers, AR                       Walmart AMP*

Fri Aug 17              Kansas City, MO              Sprint Center

Sat Aug 18             Chicago, IL                       Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sun Aug 19            Cincinnati, OH                 Riverbend Music Center

Fri Aug 24              Nashville, TN                    Bridgestone Arena

Sat Aug 25             Orange Beach, AL             The Wharf Amphitheater

Sun Aug 26            Tuscaloosa, AL                 Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Fri Sept 7               Uncasville, CT                  Mohegan Sun Arena

Sat Sept 8              Uncasville, CT                  Mohegan Sun Arena

Fri Sept 14             Ottawa, ON                      Canadian Tire Centre*

Sat Sept 15             London, ON                      Budweiser Gardens*

Wed Sept 19           Winnipeg, MB                  Bell MTS Place*

Fri Sept 21             Saskatoon, SK                 SaskTel Centre*

Sat Sept 22             Edmonton, AB                 Rogers Place*

Sun Sept 23           Calgary, AB                      ScotiaBank Saddledome*

Tue Sept 25            Vancouver, BC                 Rogers Arena*

Thu Sept 27            Eugene, OR                      Matthew Knight Arena

Fri Sept 28             Boise, ID                          Taco Bell Arena

Sat Sept 29             Missoula, MT                   Adams Center

Thu Oct 4               Phoenix, AZ                      Ak-Chin Pavilion

Fri Oct 5                Laughlin, NV                    Laughlin Event Center

Fri Oct 12               Peoria, IL                         Peoria Civic Center

Sat Oct 13              Minneapolis, MN              Target Center

Sun Oct 14             Grand Forks, ND              Ralph Engelstad Arena

Thu Oct 18             Toledo, OH                       Huntington Center

Fri Oct 19               Grand Rapids, MI             Van Andel Arena

Sat Oct 20              Louisville, KY                   KFC Yum! Center

Wed Oct 24             Youngstown, OH              Covelli Centre

Thu Oct 25             Hershey, PA                     Giant Center

Sat Oct 27              Brooklyn, NY                    Barclays Center

Sun Oct 28             Charlottesville, VA            John Paul Jones Arena

Thu Nov 1              Little Rock, AR                 Verizon Arena

Fri Nov 2                New Orleans, LA               Smoothie King Center

Sat Nov 3               Dallas, TX                        American Airlines Center

* Supporting performer to be announced

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KEITH URBAN TELLS THE TALE OF TWO NICS ON ‘FEMALE.’

Keith Urban has two powerful women supporting him on his new song “Female.” When Keith heard the song, he knew right away that one of the song’s co-writers, Nicolle Gaylon, who was singing on the demo, needed to be a part of the finalized track. So along with the songwriting Nicole, Keith added another Nicole…his award-winning multi-talented wife Nicole Kidman.

“Well, Nicolle Galyon, who’s one of the writers on the song, she did the part originally and you hear her on the record,” says Keith. “But when I was working at my studio at the house, Nic was home…my Nic was home, and I went upstairs and said ‘Would you come down and sing these parts as well? ‘Cause it’d be great to have on this record. Of all songs this is the right one to have you on.’ So, she came down and sang along with Nicolle Galyon. So, there’s Nic and Nic on the track”

Shane McAnally and Ross Copperman co-wrote “Female,” which Keith debuted at the 2017 CMA Awards, with Nicolle Galyon.

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NEWS AND NOTES: Tyminski, Chris, Keith, Little Big Town

Tyminski is scheduled to perform “Wanted” from his album, Southern Gothic, on ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday (January 16th).

Chris Stapleton has been announced as the musical guest on NBC’s Saturday Night Live January 27th. Will Ferrell will host.

 

Keith Urban and Little Big Town are among the artists honoring Fleetwood Mac during the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute in New York City January 26th, just a couple of days before the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons and Lorde will also perform during the show.

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