Urban drops new song, assumes ACM hosting duties
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Urban drops new song, assumes ACM hosting duties

Thursday, February 27, 2020 – Keith Urban today announced the release of his first new song of 2020, "God Whispered Your Name" and that he would host the Academy of Country Music Awards in April.

The song is a soulful, mid-tempo cut from an album due later this year.

"As if having a new song out today wasn't enough, I also get to host the ACM's in April," said Urban. "I'll tell you - this year already feels like the most creative and energized year of my life...and there's so much more to come. Incredibly grateful - and ready to roll."

Urban will tour later this year with three distinctive shows, each with its own production and set list. He will do 14 concert events only to be seen at Las Vegas' The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, a European tour this May and fairs and festivals this summer.

The 55th ACMs will be held on Sunday April 5 at 8 p.m. eastern on CBS.

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