Keith Urban Debuts New Track 'Female'

11 November, 2017, 02:20 | Author: Laverne Higgins

The country superstar will perform the song for the first time live during the 2017 CMA Awards on November 8, where he's also up for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, with "Blue Ain't Your Color" scoring three nominations in the category of Single, Song and Music Video of the Year.

"As a husband and a father of two young girls, it affects me in a lot of ways".

Urban is set to perform "Female", written by Ross Copperman, at the Country Music Assn. "And as a son - my mother is alive".

Urban's wife Nicole Kidman, who provides backing vocals on the track, posted a proud picture on Facebook of her and her husband sharing a kiss ahead of his CMA performance.

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Keith Urban performs Weinstein-inspired song, ‘Female’. "Things have been a certain way for a long, long time, and I think you're seeing a turning of the tide for that", Urban said at the BMI Country Awards on Tuesday, AP reported. The lyrics streamed on the stage behind him - and they were quite powerful lyrics. It also referenced Beyonce's "Girls (Run the World)", with the line: "When you hear a song saying you run the world / Do you believe it?"

"I am surrounded by females in my life". Urban is speaking to a genre where women still receive significantly less radio airplay and chart lower than their male counterparts, just two years after "Tomatogate", in which a consultant openly advised radio stations not to play two songs by women in a row, calling them "the tomatoes of the salad", a descriptor which, mercifully, did not make Urban's list of things that are female. But not only in my house; I employ a huge amount of women in my team.

"I thought it was nice and very personal to blend these girls into the song", Urban says, "because it just felt very right for what the song means to me".

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