Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2005 Keith Urban began a three-night stand at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium?

It's true! The encore included a surprise appearance by Kenny Chesney, who joined him in a laughter-filled cover of Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried".

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Keith Urban.

  • He decided he wanted a music career at a young age, and learned how to play the guitar at the age of six.
  • He formed a band, and in 1990 was signed to EMI Australia, where they had four No. 1 songs.
  • By 1992, he was ready to move to Nashville, and he got work in Brooks & Dunn's band.
  •  Later he formed a three-piece band called The Ranch. They released a self-titled album in 1997. He later disbanded the band when he decided to pursue a solo career.
  • On July 7, 2008, Nicole Kidman gave birth to the couple's first child, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban. She weighed 6 lbs 7.5 oz.