July 22, 2010

New Keith Urban Goodies!

Remember when you bought singles? Not an mp3 but a physical, tangible single? Those days are pretty much gone but that doesn't stop artists from coming up with creative packaging for their discs that go out to radio!

Sent in by a reader, here's the promo cover for "I'm In". So cute!

We've also got the promotional video for "I'm In". It's such a shame Keith's single is already a hit without a commercial music clip, isn't it!

Like we always say, Skewering The Skeptics wouldn't be anything without our readers. And again we've got another gem because of our fans.

Country music artist Felicity Urquhart was a guest on an Australian music game show called "Spicks and Specks", aptly titled from the early Bee Gee's hit. She talks about her career connections with Keith Urban and take a look at that special fan photo! You can visit her Myspace to find out more about her.

Not an exclusive but here's another interview with songwriter Radney Foster where he sings Keith Urban's praises. KU - such an embarrassment to the genre!


Radney Foster knows a thing or two about hit songs. In addition to his own artist career, both as a solo act and half of the duo Foster & Lloyd, the award-winning songwriter has penned dozens of songs for some of music's biggest acts, including Sara Evans, Gary Allan, the Dixie Chicks and Pat Green, among others. Yet instead of touting his own impressive credentials, he's more likely to point to another writer and platinum-selling artist he admires, namely Keith Urban.

"Keith's such a great guy," Radney tells The 9513. "I know he's not a traditionalist in the best sense of the word, he's doing what some people are calling contemporary country, or pop-country or modern country. But he really has a sense of honoring where the roots of country music came from. He can go toe-to-toe with you on every Glen Campbell or Merle Haggard song ever. And he really reminds me a lot of Glen Campbell. He has that high tenor voice, is a dynamic performer and is just an outstanding guitar player. He has some of that going on. That's what Glen did. He honored country music but pushed the envelope at the same time."

Part of Keith's talent, Radney adds, is Keith's ability to know when to step back. "He certainly doesn't need my help or anybody else's help to write a hit song," Radney admits. "But he's wise enough. The best singer-songwriters ever that have made it into the icon stratosphere always cut some of other people's songs. James Taylor cut some Carole King songs. Merle Haggard cut Harlan Howard songs. The list goes on and on. He's got sense enough to mine something that someone else did and then make that his own. If you look at his records, he still writes the majority of his songs, but he's not afraid to go find something that somebody else has written if it speaks to his heart."

And finally without any further ado, as promised, here is Keith on "Rise Up" with John Ritter from July 4, 2010. Big thanks to the reader who put in so much effort to get it to us! She even gave us a bonus....it's a special Keith Urban commercial bumper from a previous show! Enjoy!

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Big Big Thank You SM!

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