128: Keith Urban Talks Winning CMA Single of the Year, Hearing His New Song "Female" for the 1st Time, Making His Upcoming 10th Album & More

NCD Writers Room show

Summary: Jim Casey talks with Keith Urban about: • "Blue Ain't Your Color" winning the CMA Award for Single of the Year • debuting his new single, "Female," at the CMA Awards • hearing "Female" for the first time on Oct. 11, one day after it was written by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally and Nicolle Galyon • recording "Female" on Oct. 31 • the importance of the song's message in 2017 • working on his upcoming 10th studio album, which will drop in 2018 • taking his time while making new albums • bringing albums to life the way he hears it in his head: "audio-lize" • turning 50 years old in October • touring hard in 2018 • celebrating Thanksgiving with wife, daughters & mom this year • relaxing over the upcoming holidays Quote Worthy: • "I had an immediate reaction to 'Female'—as a father of two daughters, as a husband, as a son, it just resonated with me. I went and grabbed my acoustic guitar and started playing it right away." Show Participants: • Keith Urban • Jim Casey, NCD editor in chief