Keith Urban only recently started calling himself a songwriter.
Keith Urban is living proof that distinctions don’t necessarily equate to trust.
With four Grammy Awards, five ARIA Awards, and 24 number one country hits in a three-decade career, Urban is a huge success by any means.
But the humble expatriate from Brisbane via New Zealand, who is now based in Nashville, only recently started calling himself a songwriter.
During his magazine cover interviews, Urban said Rolling Stone Australia he’s heard, “Well, you write a lot of songs for someone who isn’t a songwriter” a lot in the past.
When he spoke to the magazine, it had been a week since he last bought a guitar.
That’s what Urban had to find the confidence to mentally overcome.
“For a long time, I told myself that I am not really a songwriter. I’m a blah blah blah guitarist, ”he said. “[…] Over the last couple of years I’ve started to say, “Well, I love writing songs. “
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Pretending to be giving himself a harsh conversation, he added, “Just start there, Keith.”
Indeed, writing Urban songs influenced Taylor Swift, who said Rolling Stone Australia that he “redefined the genre” for her.
“His melodies and inflections influenced me so intensely because they were so different from what I was hearing in country at that time, incorporating rock, pop and blues into the mix,” he said. she declared.
“He absolutely redefined the genre for me, making it a bigger and bigger place to create from within.”
Urban announced his plans for a European tour on Instagram two weeks ago.
The Speed of Now World Tour will take place in the Netherlands, UK and Germany in April and May next year.
He will return to Australia in December 2022.
The tour will be the first since Urban Tour Director for a decade, Randy “Baja” Fletcher, died from injuries he sustained while falling off the stage before the band appeared at. Blow on the bay in Ohio.