Leading into release week for his new album, The Speed of Now Part 1, Keith Urban was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. He talked about quarantine, making his new album, being the first artist to perform at a drive-in theater and more.
He tells them that while most of his album was done prior to the pandemic, a few of the songs were done during the beginning of quarantine.
“There’s a chunk of this record, probably a good third of it that wouldn’t have happened without what we went through,” Keith says. “I would say I had 70% of the record finished. So, some of these songs came because of the times, from the times, and were even created during that period as well.” For example, the song “Out the Cage” is about something a lot of people can relate to just now: an overwhelming need to escape.
Keith just hit Top 5 with his latest single, “God Whispered Your Name.” The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year is hosting this week’s ACM Awards (and he’s nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year) on Wednesday (September 16th) at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.