Keith Urban Receives Two 2015 CMT Music Awards Nominations

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Keith Urban Receives Two 2015 CMT Music Awards Nominations

Keith Urban has received two nominations in the 2015 CMT Music Awards. These nominations increase his chances of adding to his already impressive list of awards. Prior to these nominations, he has been nominated for and won numerous awards for his contributions to the country music genre. These fresh nominations are for the following categories: Male video of the year with Somewhere in My Car and CMT performance of the year with It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World from the 2014 CMT Artists of the Year.

Over the years, Urban’s fans have been delighted with a constant string of chart topping hits from albums and singles from their idol. The fact that he is still making chart topping, nomination and award earning music is a testament to the depth of his musical talents, commitment to hard-work and an unrelenting pursuit of excellence.

His impressive awards list includes:

Grammy Awards

2008, 2010 and 2011 Best Male Country Vocal Performance with his hit tracks – Stupid Boy, Sweet Thing and Til Summer Comes Around respectively.

Country Music Association Awards

Horizon Award – 2001

Entertainer of the Year – 2005

Male Vocalist of the Year – 2004, 2005 and 2006

Musical Event of the Year – 2009, 2013, 2014 with – Start a Band, Highway Don’t Care and We Were Us.

Music Video of the Year – 2013 with Highway Don’t Care

 

Academy of Country Music Award

New Male Vocalist of the Year – 2001

Academy of Country Music Award for Top New

Male Vocalist of the Year – 2005 and 2006

Album of the Year – 2005 and 2006 with Be Here

Jim Reeves International Award – 2010

Vocal Event of the Year – 2009, 2014 with Start a Band and We Were Us

Video of the Year – 2014 with Highway Don’t Care

American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist – 2009

People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist – 2010

Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Country Artist – 2010 and 2011

Looking at Urban and the success he has achieved today, it will be difficult for the average fan to picture him as a young boy trying to make his mark in the music industry. Urban is clearly not a stranger to music and performance. From the early age of 10 he was already performing at country shows in his home country New Zealand. He took part in a number of competitions including the talent show New Faces hosted by the Australian Television. All through his growing up years, he was actively doing what he loves and knows to do best. His professional career did not fully take off until 1990 when he was signed on by EMI in Australia.

Urban moved to the U.S in 1993 and got very actively involved in gigs around the country music circuits. In 1997, he formed a band – The Ranch ­– and they went ahead to release an album which was self-titled under Capitol Records Nashville. By 1999, Urban was set to go solo and he did with the release of his debut album in the U.S. This album was also self-titled. His efforts soon saw him reaching the top 10 in the U.S country charts, making him the first New Zealand Male performer to achieve this feat. From this point on, we can safely use the cliché – “the rest is history.”

Urban’s success is not limited to album sales and chart topping hits. He is now regarded as an influential and capable musician who can be entrusted with the future of up and coming musicians. This is clear from the roles he was given to be a coach and mentor on The Voice (Australian version) where he had ample opportunity to impart his knowledge on his wards. In the same vein, he was made a judge on American Idol a platform which provided him an opportunity to influence younger musicians.

With Keith Urban’s receipt of these two CMT Music Awards nominations, it is clear that he is still going on strong. All of his fans join the CMT Music Awards family as they celebrate the leaders in the country music industry one of whom obviously is the beloved Keith Urban.

Sources:
Google: Keith Urban’s Awards
CMT News: 2015 CMT Music Awards Nominations Announced
Aceshowbiz.com: Keith Urban Awards
Photo courtesy of Larry Darling’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License

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