The album's fourth single, "You'll Think of Me", earned him his first Grammy Award.
2004's Be Here, his third American album, produced three more number one singles and became his highest-selling album, earning 4× Platinum certification.
A new single, entitled "John Cougar, John Deere, John ", was released in June 2015 as the lead-off single to his eighth American studio album Ripcord.
The album later produced the Country Airplay chart number one hits "Break on Me", "Wasted Time" and "Blue Ain't Your Color", with the latter also becoming Urban's longest-reigning number one on the Hot Country Songs chart, spending twelve weeks at number one.
In 1983, Urban was a contestant on the Australian TV talent show New Faces.
A few years later, he began making the inroads into the Australian country music scene, with regular appearances on the Reg Lindsay Country Homestead TV Program, Mike Mc Clellan's Music Program, and various other TV programs performing duets with local Brisbane girl Jenny Wilson.
They won a Golden Guitar award at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Urban also performed regularly on stage at the Northern Suburbs Country Music Club near Caboolture.
In October 2013, Urban introduced his own signature line of guitars and accessories.The last single, "Where the Blacktop Ends", written by Steve Wariner and Allen Shamblin, went to number three.He won the Top New Male Vocalist Award at the 2001 Academy of Country Music Awards and the 2001 Country Music Association's Horizon Award.His father, who owned a convenience store, put an advertisement for a guitar teacher in his shop window.Urban has stated that his guitar playing was influenced by two rock players, Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) and Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac).