The May 6th release of Keith Urban’s RIPCORD already features a virtual who’s who of writers and co-producers, but now two Grammy Award-winning artists, Carrie Underwood and Pitbull, have officially been confirmed as featured guests.
“Sun Don’t Let Me Down,” co-produced by Nile Rodgers, busbee and Urban, “was basically finished,” said Urban. “But there was this musical breakdown about half-way into the song that we were going to leave, and then I heard this Pitbull song. I’ve always loved his vocal style and swagger, and in that moment I could hear his voice in the breakdown of the song. So I called Nile (Rodgers) and asked him if he could send the song to Pitbull. Thankfully he felt it, spat out a verse, and it was the most incredible feeling hearing him on the track for the first time. It suited the spirit of the song.”
“The Fighter,” was written and co-produced by busbee and Urban. “Carrie and I toured together a few years ago and every night we’d do a song together,” said Urban. “I’ve always loved singing with her. We had written this song, “The Fighter,” that needed a female voice and Carrie’s voice immediately came to mind. I can’t wait for people to hear it – and hope that we get to do it live.”
RIPCORD pre-orders are currently available at iTunes and Amazon.
RIPCORD Track Listing
Gone Tomorrow (Here Today)
John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16
Habit Of You
Sun Don’t Let Me Down (featuring Pitbull)
Getting’ In The Way
Blue Ain’t Your Color
The Fighter (featuring Carrie Underwood)
Break On Me
Boy Gets A Truck
That Could Still Be Us
Worry ‘Bout Nothin’
Urban launches his “ripCORD World Tour 2016” with Brett Eldredge and special guest Maren Morris on June 2nd in Kansas City and thus far will play more than 50 shows in amphitheaters and arenas through the U.S.
For more official Keith Urban news and ticket information go to keithurban.net.