Keith Urban has been one of the top country stars in America for a decade now, but you may be surprised to learn he’s just now reaching superstar status in his native Australia. Keith appears on the cover of Australia’s GQ magazine’s August/September issue and credits his gig on their version of The Voice with helping him reach the masses Down Under.
Part of Keith’s slow rise in Australia has to do with preconceived notions about country music there. Keith says, “The Voice has offered an opportunity to connect in a different way and I hope now people check out the gigs because that’s the real show for me… and it ain’t played on a planet of 10-gallon hats.”
That exposure is paying off in a big way for Keith. He’s sold out the initial Aussie shows on his The Story So Far tour starting this January and added a few new shows too. Check out KeithUrban.net for more details.
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