You take Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, give them a duet, and you get a dream collaboration.
Written by Nicolle Galyon, Jimmy Robbins, and Jon Nite, “We Were Us” is one of the best songs out right now and we love it.
The duet seems to be years in the making. Lambert opened for Urban on his tour back in 2005 when she was just starting out. Since then, Urban has been waiting for the perfect song to sing with Lambert. “We Were Us” was it.
“When I heard ‘We Were Us,’ it was instant,” Urban told People magazine. “I had two thoughts. The first [was] ”This is that song’ and the second – ‘Man, I sure hope she says yes!’ ”
The “We Were Us” music video premiered on Friday evening via Urban’s Facebook page. The video was filmed in front of a live audience at Edna’s neighborhood bar in Oklahoma City. Check it out below!
Country fans who have been waiting for new music from Keith Urban are going to be a little bit happier today. He revealed the official cover art for his brand new album “Fuse” due out on September 10th on Capitol Nashville. “Fuse” will feature twelve brand new tracks from Keith, including his current single “Little Bit of Everything.”
About his new record, Keith shared:
“These songs just connected with me, whether for their energy or for what they were saying or just for the fact that they made me feel good. All of them have merit and even though we recorded a lot of songs, slowly this particular group started to come together.”
Check out the cover below and let us know what you think – are you excited? He will be revealing new information on his album each week on his official website, so make sure to keep checking back!
The official cover art for Keith Urban’s new album Fuse.
Amidst much speculation about the judging panel, it has been confirmed that Keith Urban will be returning to American Idol next season. He will be the only judge returning from last season, as Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj will not be coming back.
According to the Tennessean, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly confirmed Urban’s return this afternoon, praising the country crooner and his appeal to the show’s fans. Reilly says the goal will refocus the show’s attention on the contestants, rather than the judges.
Keith Urban was pulling double duty on American Idol tonight. Our country judge took the stage during the finale to perform his new single, “Little Bit Of Everything” and he sounded great! Check out the video below to watch the performance.
Urban joined the Idol panel this season, and while there have been rumors that the show is cleaning house, there is no official word yet on Urban’s status.
People.com reported that at a press conference on Wednesday, the country superstar stated that he wanted to return as a judge next year:
“I would. I mean, I literally enjoy coming to work every day, and that’s a rarity.”
We would love to see KU back at the judges’ table for Season 13! We hope Idol leaves the decision up to him. While Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj will not be returning to the panel, there is no official word yet on Mariah Carey.
Reports out this week are indicating that country superstar Keith Urban, along with the rest of the judge panel, will no longer be a part of American Idol’s next season. Keith had left Australia’s version of The Voice to join American Idol this season. Host Ryan Seacrest will remain with the show, becoming the only original member of the cast from the first season that crowned Kelly Clarkson. The 13th season of American Idol will undergo massive changes to try and bring back in the viewers that it has been losing through the last few seasons – including ratings being down 22% this season alone.
As well as the judge changes, FOX will also change how its weekly themed nights will operate. The only thing that may be left that will still resemble American Idol will be the audition episodes. FOX is trying to bring back its core audience, which is believes is younger viewers, and they don’t think that the current judges are doing that.
Just after announcing that Oklahoman superstar Carrie Underwood will be performing on American Idol next week, Idol producers announced this morning that current Judge and superstar Keith Urban will perform TONIGHT on the hit reality program. Tonight’s episode starts at 8 pm EST on FOX.
Keith, who has been probably the best Judge on their panel this year, broke the news via Twitter:
“Psyched to play TOMORROW night on #IDOL… I hope RANDY and the girls put me through !!! -KU”
Are you excited for Keith’s performance tonight? How do you think he’s done so far this season?
John Fogerty is currently working on his upcoming album Wrote A Song For Everyone. This album features singers John loves singing his songs. One such song, “Almost Saturday Night,” is a meaningful and personal song to John, which prompted him to ask Keith Urban to join him on the track for the album.
“Almost Saturday Night” was written by John during what he calls “a really dark time.” Yet, the country star was able to craft this cheerful song during this period. Keith lends his instrumental talent to the track on both the guitar and the banjo. John noted that Keith “is an incredible monster musician, probably the greatest musician on this record.”
Keith was equally excited about the opportunity, having this to say about John:
“There’s nothing like being in the studio, you’ve got your headphones on, and suddenly there’s John’s voice. That was a real magical moment for me.”
The talent both artists have to offer is sure to make this song a hit. Be sure to watch the video below to gain a sneak peek into the creation of “Almost Saturday Night.”
Wrote A Song For Everyone is set to be released on May 28th. You can pre-order the album here, on iTunes or Amazon.
This morning, Keith Urban fans were eager for the artist’s big announcement. At 9AM CT sharp, the announcement was made: the artist is hitting the road in the New Year.
Keith’s first leg of his 2013 North American tour will feature stops right across the United States throughout the summer months of next year. Dustin Lynch and Little Big Town will be joining Keith on tour.
Check out the video Keith and friends posted announcing the tour, as well as the announced dates:
Keith Urban is one busy guy lately. The newly-added American Idol judge is the voice of the Grand Ole Opry radio ads, which will start airing across the United States this week. In the ads, which there are three, they relive the moment when Trace Adkins announced Keith as a new member of the Opry, and Keith invites fans to come to the Show That Made Country Music Famous and to try out the new Opry mobile app.
Check out all three ads below and make sure to let us know what you think about Keith representing country music on Idol: