Keith Urban Reveals Why He Thought He ‘Peaked’ in 2005

by Atlanta Northcutt

Nothing lasts forever, as time changes most things. Keith Urban recognizes that, believing 2005 might’ve included the highest peaks in his life.

Keith appeared on SiriusXM’s Exit 209 With Storme Warren podcast in December to promote the song “One Too Many” featuring P!NK. When asked what he considers the highlights of his life are, the most meaningful responses came first.

Keith Urban’s Highest Peaks Reached in Life

Urban first said meeting and marrying his Hollywood star wife, Nicole Kidman. Of course, the couple welcoming their two daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, into the world. He also explained how he was thankful to have found sobriety before the start of his career.

He added another peak in his life was being welcomed into the country music scene. After years of hard work, he finally felt like he was part of the group.

However, 15 years ago, Keith Urban was ready to hang up his hat when it came to being a musician.

Many More Years to Go

The saying “what goes up, must come down,” was Urban’s thinking. Due to how quickly his first single rose to the top of the charts on top of winning two awards at the 2005 CMAs, he had a fear everything would quickly come crashing to the ground. He would become a one-hit-wonder.

“In 2005, when I was nominated at the CMAs for Male Vocal and Entertainer of the Year in the same year and won them both, it was too overwhelming to me,” Urban explained. “I was terrified that I’d won Entertainer of the Year so soon. Because I thought, well, that’s it, that’s the end of the career. I’ve peaked. And I feel like I’ve got so much more to do. It felt too much too soon.”

However, Keith has continued to gain award after award. Nearly 20 of his singles have reached No. 1 on the country charts, and he’s achieved many Gold and Platinum records. He won CMA Entertainer of the Year in 2005 and came back in 2018 to accept his second Entertainer of the Year award.