Timothy Joseph “Tim” Urban (born May 1, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and actor who was the seventh place finalist on the ninth season of American Idol. Urban’s debut album and EP titled Heart of Me was released on November 8, 2010 through iTunes.
Urban was born in Tacoma, Washington, and is the sixth of ten kids. His family moved to Duncanville, Texas when he was five. He and his siblings were all homeschooled by their mother, and two of his brothers have served in the military. Urban began to sing and learn the guitar when he was thirteen years old.
Urban tried out for the ninth season of American Idol at the Dallas auditions, and sang “Bulletproof Weeks” by Matt Nathanson. Simon Cowell questioned the song choice, but felt that there was “more to come out of [Urban].” The judges sent Urban through to Hollywood Week, where he was shown during the first night, singing “Come Back to Me” by American Idol seventh season winner David Cook.