Keith Urban’s ‘Somebody Like You’ Takes Top Spot

Posted in News on November 15, 2002
Friends, family and music industry cohorts converged at BMI Nashville for a relaxing post-Country Music Week fete to honor keith urban for writing and recording his second #1 single, "Somebody Like You" (11 /7). The debut single from urban's sophomore Capitol Records release Golden Road, "Somebody Like You" has been in the top spot for seven weeks in Radio & Records and six weeks in Billboard. Urban's publisher, Coburn Music, Inc., and the album's producer, Dann Huff, were also recognized at the reception. Other special guests included parents Bob and Marienne Urban from Australia, and Steve Wariner, who collected a 2002 BMI Country Award for keith's hit "Where The Blacktop Ends." "Somebody Like You" co-writer John Shanks, who lives in Los Angeles, was unable to attend.

BMI's Joyce Rice, Bob & Marienne Urban with keith urban, Capitol's Mike Dungan

"But For The Grace Of God" was urban's first #1. He won the Horizon Award at last year's CMA Awards, and performed "Somebody Like You" at the 2002 show.

keith urban (c) with Capitol's [from left] Rick Young, Nancy Knight, Mike Dungan and Bill Catino

Barry Coburn, keith urban, Jewel Coburn

keith urban, Hazel Smith, Capitol's Fletcher Foster

Ansel Davis, keith urban, Joyce Rice, Steve & Caryn Wariner

keith urban [second from right] with Creative Artists Agency's Darin Murphy, Risha Rodgers, Rod Essig and John Huie

Gary Borman, keith urban, Joyce Rice, Borman Entertainment's Joni Foraker

Capitol Nashville's Larry Willoughby, Dann Huff

photos: Steve Lowry

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