Wednesday, February 08, 2012

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Keith Urban

Artist:Keith Urban
Song:You'll Think Of Me
Album:Greatest Hits: 19 Kids

Aussie Keith Urban is one of today's most successful country music artists. He has had a total of 13 number one country hits including You'll Think Of Me in 2004.And of course he's married to movie star Nicole Kidman. The only black clouds have been recurring throat problems and his cocaine addiction. But there is hope that a recent operation has solved the throat problem. He was born Oct. 26, 1967 in Whangarei, New Zealand and moved with his parents to Caboolture, Queensland, Australia. Urban won talent contests as a child and then made inroads on the Australian country music scene. He signed with EMI Australia in 1990 and after a successful album, he moved to Nashville in1992. He toured with Brooks & Dunn and was a session musician. In 1997 he formed The Ranch with bassist Jerry Flowers and drummer Peter Clarke. They recorded one album for Capitol Records and then Urban left to go solo. He remained under contract to Capitol. Before Urban recorded his solo debut, he successfully kicked a cocaine addiction. His 1999 Capitol debut Keith Urban spawned four hit singles including his first number one country hit But For The Grace Of God. His second album Golden Road did even better with three number one hits including You'll Think Of Me. Though Urban writes a lot of his own songs, You'll Think Of Me was written by veteran songwriter and producer Darrell Brown along with Ty Lacy and Dennis Matkosky. Brown works a lot with LeAnn Rimes. A lot of folks talk a lot about the rock flavour of Urban's music. A lot of that is because of producer Dann Huff. Huff started out as guitarist for the CCM group White Heart and has become one of Nashville's top session guitarists and producers. Urban's success has continued and his latest CD was released Mar. 2009. This comp was released in 2008. Urban married actress Nicole Kidman in 2006. They have two daughters. But he also relapsed into cocaine addiction and went into rehab in Oct. 2006. Urban wanted to record in 2010 but the Nashville flood ruined his guitars. And he recently had another operation on his throat. If his recovery goes as planned, we should see new music from Keith Urban in 2013. Here's the video for You'll Think Of Me by Keith Urban.

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