Keith Urban is one of my favorite artists. I have been a fan since the first time I heard his music. Many folks were introduced to Keith with his first solo hit "It's a Love Thing" back in 1999 and don't even know he was in a band called The Ranch before his solo career took off.

Back in the mid 90's, Keith, along with his buddies Jerry Flowers and Peter Clarke had a few minor hits with their trio The Ranch. I remember getting a copy of the CD back then and being knocked out by the guitar groove of the album. I knew I liked it but had no idea how huge that guitar player was going to become. Here are a few cuts from The Ranch to introduce you to or remind you of how he was even at the beginning of his amazing career.