Fortunate Son: The Unlikely Rise of Keith Urban

Overview

Born in New Zealand in 1967 and raised in Australia, Keith Urban has unlikely roots for one of the world’s biggest country music stars. His success is undeniable: to date he has sold more than five million albums, written five number one singles, and his shows sell out in minutes to throngs of country fans across the United States. His very public relationship with Nicole Kidman—whom he married in an A-list affair in 2006—earned Urban a totally new audience, with gossip magazines across the planet tracking their ...

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Overview

Born in New Zealand in 1967 and raised in Australia, Keith Urban has unlikely roots for one of the world’s biggest country music stars. His success is undeniable: to date he has sold more than five million albums, written five number one singles, and his shows sell out in minutes to throngs of country fans across the United States. His very public relationship with Nicole Kidman—whom he married in an A-list affair in 2006—earned Urban a totally new audience, with gossip magazines across the planet tracking their relationship and the recent birth of their long-wished-for child, Sunday Rose. Frank, this insider’s biography reveals how Keith Urban lived out his childhood dream, as well as the price he's had to pay to reach the top of the music business.

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Editorial Reviews

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"If you only ever read gossip magazines, you'd be forgiven for assuming that Keith Urban is nothing more than a put-upon cuckold. Ditch Woman's Day and get the real skinny on the Aussie country star."  —Rolling Stone

"What did Keith Urban ever do to Jeff Apter? Surely nothing to warrant the mullet sporting gap-toothed snap in this bare-all bio's centerfold! It's unforgiving, as are all the normally hush-hush details of his life splattered across its pages."  OK! magazine

Bruce Elder
Provocative.
Sydney Morning Herald
Rolling Stone
Ditch Woman's Day and get the real skinny on the Aussie country star.
www.kucountryblogspot.com
Essential reading for fans who are interested in the long, arduous road he traveled down to get to where he is today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741668087
  • Publisher: Random House Australia
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 827,962
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Apter is a former music editor at Rolling Stone and has contributed to Vogue and GQ magazines. He is the author of several music biographies, including The Dave Grohl Story, Jeff Buckley, and A Pure Drop.

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