Keith Urban Reveals New Song ‘John Cougar, John Deere and John 3:16′ at CRS [LISTEN]
Nashville's Ryman Auditorium was hopping with country artists on Thursday (Feb. 26) at Universal Music Nashville's sixth annual Country Radio Seminar showcase, and many of them previewed new music, including superstar Keith Urban.
Urban took the stage to close out the show after a performance by Vince Gill. It was the "Little Bit of Everything" singer's CRS showcase debut, and he admitted it was a little intimidating to follow such a country icon.
"I was sidestage listening to Vince like, 'Man, I drew the short straw,'" Urban told the audience.
However, attendees were more than excited to see Urban take the stage, giving him a standing ovation before he even began playing. Armed simply with his acoustic guitar, Urban captured the audience with a brand-new, unreleased song, called "John Cougar, John Deere and John 3:16" according to People. It's an undeniably catchy song, in which Urban recounts what he's learned from the three Johns, and definitely has a memorable country-ish title. Press play on the video above to hear the brand-new tune.
“[I'm] just starting work on the next record,” Urban says. “I’m sort of doing the preliminary work of figuring out what the next record is. It’s reaching out and talking with people about working with them in the studio, different writers. It’s just lots of ideas and tinkering right now.”
It's unclear if "John Cougar, John Deere and John 3:16" will be on the new record.
Urban is scheduled to speak today (Feb. 27) at CRS.
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