Tulsa Today welcomes Keith Urban

As part of his highly successful 2009 summer concert tour, the talented and handsome Keith Urban is performing Friday night at the BOK Center.  He arrives immediately following his Aug. 6th performance in Little Rock.

Urban’s show consists of several highly coveted acts that have been helping him, including the likes of: Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bently, Glen Campbell, and The Zac Brown Band.

All are taking turns opening for the Country music legend throughout the tremendous 58 show tour currently underway.

The amazing and talented Sugarland is scheduled to open for Urban this evening.
Tickets for this event, which range from $20 to $77 can be purchased online through the BOK Center at this address:  http://www.bokcenter.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=156&task=display

Doors for this event open at 6:30p.m., with the showing beginning at 7:30p.m. Tulsa Today is pleased to welcome Keith Urban and Sugarland to Tulsa.

Our concert reviewer Ernie Osborn and our photographer Kevin Pyle will also be on-site for this event. We hope you make plans to be here with us.

About Keith Urban
Born Keith Lionel Urban on October 26, 1967, he spent his early years in New Zealand, before moving to Australia and then relocating to Nashville.

It is reported that “by age seven, Urban was already thinking about emigrating to America and making his mark in Nashville, Tennessee.

Urban began to learn the guitar at age six and began winning talent contests at age 8. By twelve he was booking his band in local clubs, and at fifteen he quit school to hit the road.” (eventful.com)

“In 1990, Urban signed with EMI in Australia and recorded his first solo album, which charted four No. 1 country hits in Australia.  In 1992, Urban moved to Nashville to pursue the largest country music market in the world.  Originally the front man for The Ranch, a three-piece group that released one album in 1997 to critical acclaim, Urban disbanded the group to pursue a solo career.”

It’s further noted that Urban had a terrible addition to cocaine, after reaching a low point in his life in 1998.

Fortunately, for fans everywhere, he checked himself into a self help clinic and cleaned up his act.

Since then, he has had numerous hits and has won a long line of awards, including the Top New Male Vocalist Award from the Academy of Country Music.  He is now engaged to actress Nicole Kidman as well.

Overall, Urban is known for a tremendous line up of hits, including such songs as “Better Life,” “You’ll Think of Me,” “Making Memories of Us,“ and "Tonight I Wanna Cry."

One of the best male vocalists in the industry, Urban’s show is a definite must see.

Other Sites of Interest

Keith Urban’s Official Website: http://www.keithurban.net/

Hear a great utube recording of Keith Urban here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y1oW_CBoAE

Purchase tickets now at the BOK Center: http://www.bokcenter.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=156&task=display