10 Fun Facts About Keith Urban
Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on July 29, 2015
Country music fans, mark your calendars: one of the entertainment industry’s biggest stars will be performing live in Paradise this September! Six-time Grammy Award winner and TV personality Keith Urban takes the Imperial Ballroom stage at Atlantis Paradise Island on Saturday, September 5. We don’t think there’s a better place to see and hear some of country’s biggest hits than right here in Nassau Paradise Island!
Test your Keith Urban knowledge with these 10 fun facts about the entertainer.
1. He’s known as being an Australian country music singer, but Keith Urban was actually born in Whangarei, New Zealand. He grew up in Australia.
2. Keith Urban learned to play guitar as a child and began entering local music competitions at a young age, as well as acting in a local theater company. He started performing at country music festivals at age 10.
3. He has an older brother, Shane. As the baby of the family, growing up, Keith’s nickname was “Suburban”.
4. The singer dropped out of high school to pursue his music career at age 15. Today, he supports education and has endorsed the Music Makes Us program, which raises funds to buy musical instruments and other resources for public school music classes.
5. He met his wife of nine years, actress Nicole Kidman, at G’Day LA, an event in Hollywood that celebrates Australians. They started dating six months after meeting, and were married in June 2006 in Sydney, Australia.
6. The couple has two daughters: Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret.
7. Inspiration can come in many forms and can happen anywhere, and Keith Urban is a great example of this! According to sources, he likes writing songs in the shower, and when he needs an energy boost during writing, he likes to order fried pimento cheese sandwiches.
8. In addition to the guitar, he can play a slew of instruments including the bass, drums, piano, ganjo (a six-string banjo), and sitar.
9. Keith Urban is the first New Zealander to win the Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year award.
10. He earned $5 million for his stint as a judge on American Idol Season 13 – a paltry sum compared to Jennifer Lopez’s $17.5 million paycheck for the same gig!
Pack your cowboy hat and your favorite swimsuit and join us in Paradise for Keith Urban live. Browse our current travel deals and get ready for the concert of a lifetime in beautiful Nassau Paradise Island!