Welcome to my Keith Urban guitar lessons page where my goal is to teach you how I play these Keith Urban popular songs on the acoustic.
Below are some free info on rhythm patterns I use and free chord sheets you can download in pdf format for specific songs.
Some of these Keith Urban greatest hits are not simple to learn because I add in background instruments in places to give the songs that fuller Keith Urban acoustic guitar sound.
My advice is to take your time and always learn rhythm first ,then go back and add in additional riffs. You'll also see the Keith Urban album covers next t each lesson so you know where the songs originated.
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Blue Ain't Your Color hails from the 2016 albums entitled "Ripcord" and was not written by Keith but by three co-writers. When you have a hit that stays at #1 on the country charts for 12 weeks, you know you have something because that's what this song accomplished. It also crossed over onto the Billboard Hot 100 reaching #24 on that chart.
The song was also nominated for a Grammy, and won two country music awards in 2017. Keith has a dry spell since 2013 trying to break into the top 30 but this song made up for it all. A music video was created to promote the song.
For You was co-written by Keith Urban co-wrote this song after a viewing of the film Act Of Valor which was released in 2012. Somehow the song got attached to the closing credits at a later date. I'm not sure how that works after a movie is released unless is was a premiere showing before full release to the public. All proceeds were donated to the Navy SEALs.
The song was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award. The song reached #6 on the country charts. The music video was shot in the Mojave Desert where the film was also filmed.
Jeans On was written and recorded by David Dundas, a British musician back in 1977 and scored a #3 on the UK charts. In 2002, Keith Urban decided to cover the song for his Golden Road album.
Four singles were released from the Golden Road album but this song was not one of them.
Kiss A Girl is a song from the 2009 album Defying Gravity.
The song managed to peak at #3 on the Billboard Charts.
Memories Of Us was a huge hit for Keith Urban but it was written by Rodney Crowell and is found on his 2004 album "Be Here". Tracy Byrd released a version in 2003, Vince Gill & Rodney Crowell released a version the following year, and in 2005, Keith scored a #1 hit with his version.
Keith had another crossover to the Billboard Hot 100 charts when this one peaked at #34.
Only You Can Love Me This Way was another #1 for Keith Urban from his "Defying Gravity" album released in 2008 in both Canada and the US.
Country group Rascal Flatts also covered this song. A music video also accompanies this song.
Raining On Sunday was co-written by Radney Foster and Darrell Brown and actually recorded the song himself in 1999. But it was Keith Urban in 2002 from his "Golden Road" with this being the 2nd single, which gave the song the attention it deserves.
The song reached #3 on the Billboard Country Charts and was also accompanied by a music video.
Somebody Like You the first single from Keith Urban's 2002 "Golden Road" album and went on to become a #1 hit on the country charts and remained there for six weeks. The song also appeared in the movie "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days" as a remix.
Supermodel Niki Taylor and Keith Urban appeared together in the music video as he was dating her at that time.
Sometimes Angels Can't Fly is a song that doesn't have any information available except to say that is never released as single.
Stupid Boy was not written by Keith Urban and was originally recorded by one of the writers by the name of Sarah Buxton. Keith Urban recorded the song in 2006 for his Love Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing album. The song reached #3 in the US. The song won a Grammy in 2008 for Best Vocal Performance by Urban.
Til Summer Comes Around hails from the "Defying Gravity" album of 2009 and was co-written with Monty Powell, who Keith Urban has written with in the past.
The reached #3 on the Billboard Country Charts. The music video one the 2010 Music Video Of The Year Award.
Tonight I Wanna Cry is a beautiful song that makes for a great acoustic guitar play. Although played on the piano, it's one of those Keith Urban guitar lessons that fits well on guitar.
Co-written again with Monty Powell, Urban scored a #2 hit with its released in 2004 from the "Be Here" album.
And no surprise this song appeared on the TV Idol and Factor shows by several contestants.
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Without You was a song Keith recorded the same title early in his career. But this is a different song which was released in 2011 from the "Get Closer" album and scored a #1 hit for the artist. He did not write this song but admitted it was a kind of story of his life type of song.
Chris Hickey directed the music video which helped promote the song. Hickey has directed several Keith Urban music videos.
You're My Better Half was released as a single in 2004 from Keith's album Be Here.
The track peaked at #2 on the US country charts.
You're Not My God is from the 2002 album "Golden Road".
The song was never released as a single.
People often wonder where was Keith Urban born? That would be New Zealand, but spent most of his youth growing up in Australia and is a citizen of both countries as well as the USA.. Born in 1967 he learned guitar on his own. He released his first record with "Keith Urban and The Ranch" before his solo career took off in country music in 1991.
And for the ladies wondering who's married to Keith Urban? That would be actress and ex-wife of Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman. Does Keith Urban have kids? Yes together they have two daughters born in 2008 and 2010.
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