Keith Urban Performs ‘Wasted Time’ at 2016 ACM Awards
"Wasted Time" is the third single from Urban's upcoming album, RipCORD. The song is pop-country, heavy on the pop: an electronic beat drives the tune, but it's the banjo that Urban played throughout the performance that drives the song into the chorus, where he sings, "When I think about those summer nights / Singing out the window on the backroads 'Sweet Child of Mine' / Sippin' on the locals' spark of light / Ain't it funny how the best days of my life / Was all that wasted time."
Highlights of his performance included Urban showing off his banjo-playing chops with a killer solo and the circle of fire that burst up around the band each time they reached the chorus.
Urban, Greg Wells and J. Hart wrote "Wasted Time."
In a press release, Urban says, “I worked with a lot of new people on RipCORD, and Greg was one I’d wanted to work with for a long time. He’d been writing a lot with J., and so the three of us spent a couple days at Greg’s studio to jam and see if we clicked. Greg had this cool chord progression, and I grabbed my guitar and started singing a melody. J. suggested the title, and before we knew it, we were talking about growing up and all the things you do, no matter where you are in the world, and the song just took off from there.”
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