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Jul 3

Keith Urban Recalls First Trip to America

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Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Keith Urban is a native of Australia, but his goal was always to make it to America. He made his first trip to the United States in 1989, with no real plan in mind on how to not only get there, but stay there to play his music.

“It was just a case of keep playing, keep getting better at what you do, and then hopefully, somehow, some way I’ll end up over here,” he said. “The guy who was managing me at the time, we just planned a trip over here – it was actually for the New Music Seminar in New York. Then we did a trip down to Nashville.”

During his first visit to Music City, Keith shopped around his demo tape with little success but left with more determination than ever. “I think I humored everybody more than anything else with my tragic, ill-fitting demo for the time,” he said. “I left there, but I was just so committed to coming back as quick as I could.”

These days, Keith calls Nashville home with wife Nicole Kidman and their two young daughters. His latest single, “Little Bit of Everything,” is at radio now and is the lead single from his new album, Fuse, set for release on September 10.

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Posted at 11:25 am, July 3, 2013 | Permalink

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