Keith Urban has spent the better part of his life harnessing a deep-seated passion for music. This, when combined with his authenticity, talent and driving musical inquisitiveness, helps to understand why he is one of the most successful and well-respected artists in the world. He’s won four GRAMMY© Awards, thirteen CMAs, fifteen ACMs, three AMAs, two People’s Choice Awards and celebrated nine consecutive gold, platinum or multi-platinum albums.
The year has seen the launch of Urban’s new Las Vegas residency at the Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which has already being touted as a “night not to miss”. There’s been been new music, the single “Brown Eyes Baby,” induction into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and a return to American Idol, as both mentor and performer. This Fall includes a performance on the ESPN broadcast of the Formula One Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix and a performance in December on the finale of the Voice.
Urban’s all-new Vegas residency premiered on March 3rd 2023, and since has swelled to include 24 performances, eight that remain for November. The show is highlighted by a set-list that features songs that Urban has never performed live – some not played in nearly a decade – and hits like “Blue Ain’t Your Color”, “Wasted Time”, “Somebody Like You”, “Long Hot Summer,” and “One Too Many”, Urban’s 43rd Top 10 single that garnered over 100 million Spotify streams.
2022 was highlighted by Urban’s massive THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR 2022 – a critically hailed amphitheatre and arena tour that had critics calling Urban “awe inspring,” “the entertainer of a generation,” and “one of the finest axe players to walk the planet.” As to the show? “A utopian experience,” said one reviewer.
In addition, 2022 brought new music. The semi-autobiographical, fist-pumping, arena-ready track “Wild Hearts,” nominated for two CMT Awards and “Brown Eyes Baby.” Both came on the heels of “One Too Many” (his duet with P!nk), the last from The Speed of Now Part 1, which marked his fourth in an historic streak of simultaneous #1 album debuts in the United States, Canada and Australia.
The year served to remind music lovers around the globe why Urban is one of the world’s best live performers. His concerts have become legendary – as unpredictable as they are explosive. An experience of emotion, musical texture, energy and showmanship.
Urban’s musical virtuosity and fluidity has made him the musician’s musician. He’s collaborated with a diverse group of artists that include, among others; Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, John Mayer, Julia Michaels, Justin Timberlake, Dzeko, 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 $4.3 million. He is the first Ambassador of the CMA Foundation, 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.