God’s Been Good to Me is a song by New Zealand-Australian singer, songwriter and record producer Keith Urban. Keith was born in Whangarei, New Zealand in 1967 and later moved, with his parents, to live in Caboolture in Queensland, Australia. There he took guitar lessons and entered local talent competitions, in addition to acting in a local theatre company. In 1983, Keith was a contestant on the Australian TV talent show New Faces. A few years later, he began making inroads into the Australian country music scene.
In 1990, Urban signed with record label EMI in Australia and released his self-titled album. In 1992 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in the hope of furthering his career and seven years later released his self-titled American debut album. A single from this album, Your Everything, made him the first male Australian performer to reach the Top 10 on the US country charts. Several more successful albums followed.
While living in Nashville, Keith often used cocaine, but after reaching a low point in 1998, he became determined to stop using the drug. In January 2005 Keith met Australian actress Nicole Kidman. They began dating six months later and married in 2006. Later that same year he checked into the Betty Ford Rehabilitation Centre and issued a statement saying: “I deeply regret the hurt this has caused Nicole and the ones who love and support me. One can never let one’s guard down on recovery, and I’m afraid that I have.”
God’s Been Good to Me is a reflection of the dark times that Keith encountered and his thankfulness that those times are now behind him.
This arrangement– with piano, violin and guitar accompaniment – is available for SATB and SSA choirs, and for High and Low Solo Voices. All are available for immediate download.