Thursday, March 17, 2016
– Keith Urban said today he would release "Ripchord," his eighth studio disc, on May 6.
"Ripchord" already has yielded hit singles in "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16″ and "Break on Me."
"Ripcord is almost done - and it's been an exhilarating journey," Urban said. "Getting to work with so many new musicians and writers and co-producers has been a divine experience for me - and I can't wait for everyone to hear it."
"I've been in the studio this weekend feverously trying to get my record done, and we couldn't be in two places at once, unfortunately," he said, referring to his missing the Academy Awards with wife and actress Nicole Kidman.
"Yes, we're still working on that. She's got a couple of projects going on right now. One of them might clash. We're working hard to have us both be able to go," he said of the upcoming Academy of Country Music awards.
Urban starts his Ripchord World Tour 2106 on June 2 with Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris opening.
"I'm seriously chomping at the bit to kick off this tour," Urban said. "We'll be playing a lot of new music from 'Ripcord,' all new production, new cities where we've never played ... and Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris? It's gonna be potent and unbridled."