- CMA/ACM ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR KEITH URBAN DEBUTS ALL-NEW “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR” June 12, 2019 https://youtu.be/_0v0BQy7zdU Seven countries on three continents, sold-out amphitheaters, stadiums, arenas and now this summer sees the debut of Keith Urban’s “GRAFFITI U World Tour,’ an all-new show at fairs and on festival grounds. The tour, which debuted this past weekend in New York, features new music, including the reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year’s ...
- REIGNING CMA/ACM ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR KEITH URBAN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WE WERE” May 14, 2019 Stream “We Were” http://strm.to/WeWere After teasing his return to the recording studio on social media, reigning CMA & ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban today released a brand-new single, “We Were,” a reflective mid-tempo ode to mischievous youth. “I like the idea that life just happens,” says Urban. “At some point, whether in the moment ...
- MULTIPLE ACM NOMINEE KEITH URBAN DELIVERS EMPASSIONED PERFORMANCE OF “BURDEN” April 7, 2019 “‘Burden’ is a song that I wanted to capture and shape in the way that I was feeling it in my heart – and if we did that, to share it straight away,” said Urban. “It’s not like it’s a brand new single, it’s a song that moved me, that I decided to record, with ...
The newly crowned 2018 CMA AND ACM Entertainer of the Year and four-time GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban released “We Were” – on May 14th – his first new single of 2019. It comes after the 2018 release of Graffiti U and his acclaimed “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR,” which played to more than a million fans in seven countries on three continents. It included sold-out shows in the United States, Canada, Australia, as well as Urban’s first European concerts in more than a decade.
Graffiti U, which upon its debut hit #1 on charts in the United States, Canada and Australia, is Urban’s ninth studio recording and follows one of the most successful releases of his career, 2016’s RIPCORD. It featured Urban’s 24th #1 song, “Coming Home (featuring Julia Michaels), which marked the first time that a country artist has used a sample of a country song (Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried”).
Urban’s 2018 CMA nominated Album of the Year follows RIPCORD’s five #1’s, including “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which won Best Single at the 2017 CMA Awards and Favorite Country Song at the American Music Awards, where he also collected trophies for Favorite Country Album and Favorite Male Country Artist.
He’s had an album simultaneously atop the all-genre charts in the U.S., Canada and Australia twice and is the only male Country artist to have achieved the mark even once. He now stands at #8 on Billboard’s All-Time Country Airplay Chart as the artist with the most consecutive top 10 songs on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart (38) – a streak that started in August of 2000.
In 2001, the Country Music Association honored Urban with its Horizon Award; he is one of only three 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, which he’s captured twice. The 2015 CMA Awards brought Urban his third win for Vocal Event of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up” featuring Eric Church. It marked the first time in history that an artist has received the award in three consecutive years.
Besides four Grammy Awards, Urban has won thirteen Country Music Association Awards, eleven Academy of Country Music Awards, four People’s Choice Awards and four American Music Awards. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Urban’s musical virtuosity and fluidity has led to him collaborating with a diverse group of artists that include, among others; Alicia Keys, Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, John Meyer, Julia Michaels, Justin Timberlake, Miranda Lambert, Nile Rodgers, Post Malone, Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones and Vince Gill.
He’s long supported numerous charities. His “All For The Hall” benefit concerts for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum© have raised over $3.4 million. He is the first Ambassador of the CMA Foundation, is an advisory board member at the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and is a longtime supporter of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund and The Grammy Foundation. In 2013, he introduced his new URBAN™ Guitar Collection via HSN, proceeds of which benefit both the Grammy Foundation and Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund.