has been picking the guitar since he was six, and winning country music talent shows since he was eight. Growing up in Australia, Keith listened to records by Don Williams, Glen Campbell and Charlie Pride, and was sure by the age of seven that one day he'd be performing in Nashville. By 1990 he was on his way to Music City. After a stint with a band called The Ranch in 1992, Keith turned back to focusing on his solo career. By 2001 he had made it all the way to the top, being named the Top New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music Awards. He also won the Country Music Association's 2001 Horizon Award, and his self-titled solo album was certified Platinum (R) and garnered two Top 5 singles and the #1 hit "But For The Grace of God." His follow up album, Golden Road
, was also certified Platinum (R) and garnered 2 #1 singles including the multiweek record, "Somebody Like You."