Keith Urban Shares a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of “Ripcord”

Keith Urban Shares a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of “Ripcord”

Ripcord is arguably Keith Urban’s best album to date. It certainly is one of the best-selling country albums of 2016, according to Billboard and Nielson Music, selling 412,000 copies. There is no arguing that.

And the fourth single from the album, “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” has simultaneously occupied the top spot on four Billboard charts: Country Airplay, Hot Country Songs (airplay/sales/streaming), Country Digital Song Sales and Country Streaming Songs. It’s no wonder that Keith wanted to share a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Ripcord.

“I wanted the album to feel a certain way and make me feel a certain way when I heard it,” Keith reveals in the video. “I want to be able to feel like I can access the song—like it’s right here, right in front of me, bristling like it’s alive.

“This whole album has been ideas and imaginations come through that I’ve just acted on,” adds Keith. “I didn’t think of any sense of time, we’re going to make music and experiment and at some point it will start to form but I didn’t have any feeling like it needed to be done at a certain point. That in itself was really liberating. It’s a great way to make music.”

Keith also touches on how the album came to be called Ripcord.

“‘Ripcord’ was a great, strong, energized word and then the more I thought about it, it felt like it fit the energy of the record. And then I sort of also thought what a ‘ripcord’ is, which is that thing that you grab to save your life. That’s what music is for me.”

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Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett is ready to hit the road and Bring The Bar To You in 2022!

Starting in June, Thomas will kick-off his Bring The Bar To You tour with back to back shows in Gilford, New Hampshire with openers Parker McCollum and Conner Smith.

After going through the last two years, Thomas says, “I’ll never take for granted being able to come see y’all and I’m so fired up to play some of these new ones that were made with these nights in mind. I have a feeling things are going to get loud – I’m counting down the days already!”

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Rhett