OFFSTAGE: Is Keith Urban Getting His Glee On?

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You know how the hit television show Glee is famous for doing song mash-ups where they’ll blend two songs that you might not normally imagine together? Like Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” with the Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up.” Or in another episode, they mashed TLC’s “Unpretty” with “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story. It’s an odd-but-cool musical technique that is kind of all the rage right now. Even to the point where Keith Urban may give it a try. “You know, I think people are becoming more accustomed to mash-ups and things like that these days. … Hearing unusual sort of songs that you think would be unusual together, to not seem so strange, back to back,” he said in a recent radio interview. “So, hopefully, we’ve got a chance to spin some new songs.” There’s talk that he might mix some old with new. So here’s what I’m thinking: “Where the Blacktop Ends You Look Good in My Shirt,” “But for the Grace of God I’m In,” and “Raining on Sunday (in a) Long Hot Summer” and the oh-so-obvious “Who Wouldn’t Want to Be Me Without You.”