Keith Urban Announces Album Title
Keith Urban’s upcoming eighth studio album will be called Ripcord. No release date has yet been announced, but the project is off to a successful start. His debut single, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” recently became his career 19th Number One, and his brand new release, “Break On Me,” which debuted as the most added single at country radio.
Keith has been hard at work on Ripcord for the past several months, and says there’s no real method or grand design for selecting one song over another.
“I gravitate towards songs for some diverse reasons and they end up being very diverse because of that. I don’t know. I get with people I love and collaborate and have fun and certain things come out of that some work, some don’t. And the ones that work hopefully constitute the record. I wish it were that simple . . . I just try and keep it organic and spontaneous and have songs that we’ve recorded hopefully stay resonating with me and some that you know, you record a song and that a month later they don’t sort of hit me the same way and I gotta let ’em go or redo them, and I have no problem dismantling a song and doing it again and or just letting it go. So, I wish I knew how to make records but every time I get in the studio it seems like I’ve forgotten.”
You can catch Keith perform with John Mellencamp on the 49th Annual CMA Awards on November 4th at 8 p.m. ET on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.