Fans who are only familiar with the modern country pop and twangy vocals of his songs might be surprised to learn that Keith Urban was actually born and raised in Australia and New Zealand. Eventually making the move to follow his passion for a decidedly more American genre, Urban headed to country music's primary hub, Nashville. Though he's known for his guitar playing on stage, Urban can also play banjo, piano, bass and mandolin, which he incorporates into his albums. Ultimately, however, Urban's music is defined by its strict adherence to modern country radio standards, combining glossy pop and occasional traces of country's legacy to ensure mass appeal.
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