Editors' Notes This is the big breakout from the Aussie who pushed country out of its comfort zone. Blending banjo and steel guitar with hip-hop-influenced beats was still radical when Urban did it, in 1999, on “It’s a Love Thing.” Meanwhile, one of the album’s most traditional-sounding country tunes, “But for the Grace of God,” was cowritten by Urban and two members of The Go-Go’s; the high-octane, twang-soaked instrumental “Rollercoaster” puts the focus on his underappreciated guitar gifts. But that supple, emotion-packed voice holds it all together, whichever stylistic route Urban takes.

SONG
It's a Love Thing
1
3:41
 
Where the Blacktop Ends
2
3:00
 
But for the Grace of God
3
4:33
 
Your Everything
4
4:11
 
I Wanna Be Your Man (Forever)
5
3:09
 
A Little Luck of Our Own
6
3:22
 
You're the Only One
7
4:54
 
If You Wanna Stay
8
4:29
 
Don't Shut Me Out
9
3:54
 
Out On My Own
10
4:56
 
Rollercoaster
11
2:54
 
I Thought You Knew
12
3:51