Keith Urban has been in Nashville since 1992 after dropping out of school in Australia at age 15. He began playing the guitar when he was 6-years-old, but he failed music in school.
“No, I failed music at school, which was a real drag! ‘Cause it’s all theory-based, and I wasn’t theory-based. I just learned by ear, I got taught a basic chord, and then another basic chord, and it was just like monkey see, monkey do. That’s sort of how I learned.”
Fortunately for country music fans across the world, Urban proved to be an absolute musical genius even without music classes.