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Hometown: Duncanville, Texas
Attended SHINE: Summer 2009
During the 2010 season of American Idol, Tim Urban emerged on the national music scene with a blend of his smooth vocals, all American charm and trademark smile. His talent, determination and upbeat attitude won the hearts of fans all over the world and earned him the number seven slot in the competition as well as the chance to perform on the AI 2010 summer concert tour.
Tim’s journey towards a music career began with his birth on May 1, 1989 in Washington State. A family move when he was six brought Tim to Duncanville, Texas where he spent the next fourteen years. Several members of Tim’s large family play instruments and he first picked up his dad’s guitar when he was thirteen. His musical style was influenced by such musicians as Jim Croce, John Denver, Third Day, James Taylor, Michael Buble, Coldplay and Matt Nathanson. He continued to develop his love for music throughout high school, performing in various musical theater productions and playing at local music venues. Tim also discovered his talent for song writing during this time. He recorded his first CD of original music called Run Away in 2008. Before he auditioned for American Idol, Tim was playing the local music circuit and pursuing a career in entertainment through a Christian talent organization, Actors, Models and Talent for Christ (AMTC). Tim’s Christian faith has had a profound impact on his life and music. His song “Lullaby” was written for orphans he met while on a humanitarian trip to South Africa in 2007.
Since finishing the American Idol 2010 concert tour, Tim has continued to press forward with his career as a recording artist. An avid song writer, Tim immediately set to work composing and recording his own material for an album. He released his new EP “Heart of Me” on November 8, 2010 through iTunes. The six-song EP includes “Heart of Me,” “Lullaby,” “Wheels Touch Down,” “P.S.,” “I and You,” and “Blur.” Tim moved from Texas to L.A. in early 2011 to pursue singing and acting opportunities. He continues to write new music, pursue acting opportunities and perform concerts around the country.
Visit Tim’s personal website at www.timurbanmusic.com
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