Keith Lionel Urban was born in 1967 in New Zealand. In 1969, his family moved to Australia. Keith’s parents were big country music fans. When he turned four, they bought the boy a Hawaiian guitar. By the time the future celebrity turned six, he knew how to play it well. At seven, Keith started performing with a local music band Westfield Super Juniors.
When Urban turned 10, he started participating in different music contests. He joined a country band and performed with them at the local clubs on Sundays. When Keith was 15, he decided to devote his life to music and quit school. The teenager started performing in different pubs in Queensland. Surprisingly, Urban’s parents supported his plans. At the beginning of 1987, Keith joined the group, Rusty and the Ayers Rockettes. A year later, he formed his own band, which performed in Brisbane bars and then started touring Australia.
In 1990, Keith won a Westpac Starmaker Award at a country music festival Tamworth in Australia. This helped him signed a contract with the EMI label. In 1991, the singer released his debut LP, Keith Urban, which settled on the 98th spot of the ARIA chart.