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The lyrics to the new Keith Urban single ‘You Gonna Fly’ were penned by hot country duo the LoCash Cowboys — Preston Brust and Chris Lucas — along with fellow singer-songwriter Jaren Johnston of southern rock band American Bang. When the uplifting tune landed in the hands of Urban, the three writers were thrilled at the opportunity to have a song recorded by the singing superstar.
“Chris and I had just gotten signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and they wanted to hook us up with different writers for co-writes,” Brust tells Taste of Country. “One of the...
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Opening November 20th, the new exhibit will run through May 2016. The items on display will trace Urban's path to music superstardom and include his 1989 Fender Custom Shop 40th Anniversary Telecaster (dubbed "Clarence") and the Levinson Blade electric guitar that he played on the first of his 19 Number One hits, "But for the Grace of God."
Along with handwritten song manuscripts and other items culled from scrapbooks of his childhood and teen years in Australia, visitors will also see the shirt Urban donned for the cover of his self-titled 1999 debut LP.
We finally know the title of Keith Urban's next album: Ripcord. (And we're still standing by for the release date.)
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The follow-up to 2013's Fuse, Ripcord got off to a chart-topping start with its first single, "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16." Urban takes the tempo down and the emotion up with its second release, "Break on Me." And he's hinted that he'll crank up the guitars on a few more tracks, as he's been collaborating with lauded musician Nile Rodgers.
"We finally got together a few months ago and started...
Keith Urban's next album may very well have dueling guitars. . .or at least dueling guitar heroes. For over a year, Keith Urban was on a mission to work with one his six-string heroes, Nile Rodgers. Earlier this year, his wish was granted.
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"We finally got together a few months ago and started writing in the studio," the Fuse singer tells Rolling Stone Country, adding that the unlikely duo is still hammering out new material for Urban's next album. "I've always just liked his guitar playing and it felt like we would...
Keith Urban will perform with John Mellencamp on CMA Awards ShowPosted on October 15, 2015Photo credit: facebook.com/cma
The Country Music Association (CMA) has announced another unique collaboration for the 49th CMA Awards Show, Keith Urban will join forces with John Mellencamp on stage.
The annual awards show is known for bringing artists from all genres together with some of country music’s biggest names for one-of-a-kind performances and this year the tradition continues. Keith Urban will take the stage with one of the biggest icons in music John Mellencamp.
The announcement did not indicate what the two would be singing together....
Continuing to tease viewers with their "One-of-a-Kind Wednesday" reveals, CMA Awards organizers have let another couple of cool cats out of the bag. Country and rock will once again collide on the November 4th broadcast, with a special performance by Keith Urban and John Mellencamp.
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In what's likely to be the most meta moment of the live show, Urban will presumably be performing his latest single, "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16." In addition to a tractor and a Bible verse, the title of the chart-topping hit, of course, also references the one-time stage...
Ed Sheeran has restored Keith Urban's faith in humanity. The country music veteran became a true fan of Sheeran when he watched the 24-year-old's sold-out Wembley Stadium performance back in July.
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"I heard that song 'Photograph' on the radio and my first instinct was, 'Ah, another acoustic ballad from Ed,'" Urban tells Rolling Stone. "Then I saw him do his concert live at Wembley, and it was absolutely amazing."
Urban joined thousands of other audience members at the London show, which was also filmed for a concert documentary to be released October...
I am a big country music fan but country music isn't as big in New Zealand as it is in America.
Lucky for us though we do have some very talented country singers here.
One of them is Jody Direen, who I have been a fan of for a while now. She's self managed and has only just recently signed a deal with a record company that has seen her debut album Breaks Out released worldwide! I love this album and really love how Jody is showcasing the talent in NZ to the rest of the world.
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With modern communication technology the way it is today, most people think of texting the same way as speaking over the phone. Not Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, however.
In an interview with DuJour, Kidman says because her relationship with her husband is often long-distance, they try to keep as connected as possible, and for them, that means no texting.
“My husband and I never text each other. We never do. Once in a blue moon, we’ll text. But mainly we say, ‘I want to hear your voice,’” she explains of how her marriage to Urban works.
Taylor Swift returned to her country roots during the first of two sold-out nights at Toronto’s Rogers Centre with the help of a special guest: American Idol judge Keith Urban.
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“Someone absolutely incredible is about to come out on the stage,” Swift teased. “This is someone who has sold 20 million records. This is someone who is -- more importantly -- an amazing human being. I actually have opened up for his tour years ago. He has been so wonderful to me.”
Urban strapped on a guitar and joined Swift Friday night...
It was February and Keith Urban received a song with a quirky title: "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16." He liked it and learned it, but he wasn't sure how everyone else felt about it.
"I thought, 'I've got this song that I just got sent over a few days earlier and I loved it and learned it really quickly,'" he says, "and I was messing around at the house a bit and I thought I might do this here. I'm not going to introduce it or anything. I'm just going to sing it and see if it gets any response."
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From Pharrell to Jagger to Daft Punk to Madonna ... virtually every music superstar who's had hits in the last 40 years can probably thank Nile Rodgers for at least one of 'em -- and the legend ain't done yet.
We got Rodgers, co-founder of the classic disco band Chic at LAX, and the genius behind the monster hit "Get Lucky" told us he's hitting the studio with Keith Urban and Lady Gaga.
It's no stretch to say the man who...