The Unlikely Rise of Keith Urban
By (author) Jeff Apter
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Fortunate Son by Jeff Apter
Book DescriptionThe unauthorised biography of Australia's most successful country music star, Keith Urban. Keith Urban suburban loner, gifted guitarist, drug addict, platinum-plated superstar has squeezed a lot of living into his 44 years. He now ranks with Kylie Minogue, INXS, Silverchair and Savage Garden as one of the country's biggest musical exports of the past 20 years. Domestically, his star has risen off the back of the reality TV sensation The Voice and his greatest hits album, The Story So Far, debuted at #1 on the ARIA album chart. Fortunate Son- The Unlikely Rise of Keith Urban, the first biography of this movie-star-handsome country hero, tells the unlikely story of how Urban who was born in New Zealand in 1967 but raised in Queensland followed and eventually fulfilled his dream of selling country music back to the Americans, the people who created it in the first place. In an age when a crew of crack Nashville songwriters generate most of the hit songs recorded in Music City, Urban is an anomaly- actually writing, or at least co-writing, most of his material. Many feel he's watered down his rootsy take on country music to please the mas
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781741668087
(234mm x 151mm x 24mm)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - Jeff Apter
Jeff Apter is the author of 15 non-fiction books, including biographies of the Finn brothers, Keith Urban and cricketer Michael Slater. He is the Music Contributor for Vogue, was the former Music Editor at Australian Rolling Stone, and has been writing about popular culture for more than 20 years.
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