Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967 in Whangarei, New Zealand) is an Australian country music singer, songwriter and guitarist whose commercial success has been mainly in the United States and Australia. Urban began his career in Brisbane having moved to Caboolture, Australia at an early age. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States in 1992. Eventually, Urban found work as a session guitarist before starting a band known as The Ranch, which recorded one studio album on Capitol Records and charted two singles on the Billboard country charts.
Country singer KEITH URBAN has altered a tattoo on his arm to pay
tribute to his wife NICOLE KIDMAN. Urban and his ex-girlfriend,
supermodel Niki Taylor, had matching tattoos done in 2002, with the
words 'Amor Vincit Omnia', which translates as 'Love Conquers All'
in Latin. However, when the New Zealand-born star fell for Kidman in
2005, he changed the tattoo to honor the Oscar winner. He says,
"It has my wife's initials in it. It was actually from another
relationship where we had matching tattoos. We didn't need that
anymore, so I had it altered".
There's a story behind the eagle that’s tattooed on Keith Urban's back. It was his first tattoo and he says he got it after landing in the U.S. on a flight from Australia just before midnight on the night he turned 24. He says was awake because of the jet lag and thinking "What should I do for my birthday?' There's nobody there to celebrate with me." So he said he thought, "'I'm going to get a tattoo. I've always wanted a tattoo."' Urban says he "thought the eagle was perfect, because it was American, independence and freedom, all the things" he felt he finally had.