Keith Urban Drops First-Ever Christmas Tune, “I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight” [Watch New Video]

Keith Urban Drops First-Ever Christmas Tune, “I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight” [Watch New Video]

Over the course of his three-decade career, Keith Urban has never released a Christmas song—until now. Today (Dec. 5), Keith dropped his first-ever yuletide tune, “I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight,” a song he penned with Shane McAnally.

“I’ve always wanted to record a Christmas song, but I really wanted to try and write something new,” says Keith. “So, Shane came to my house and we wrote, really about a Christmas gone terribly wrong. No snow. Too much fog. Nobody can make it to the party. It’s going to be a colorless Christmas, until her man comes through.”

Keith also released a new video for “I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight,” which was directed by Chris Hicky.

“I wanted to keep the video loose and a bit more performance-based than the actual story line, because everybody has their own version of what a song should look like, so I didn’t want to touch on that too much,” says Keith.

Watch the new video below.

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter