Keith Urban’s “Exhilarating Journey”

New Album Arrives May 6

I’ve heard a lot of country stars describe a lot of country albums, but this may be a first.

Now that Keith Urban’s new album Ripcord has a release date set for May 6, he is saying things about his eighth studio album that you don’t usually hear.

For example, in a press release on Thursday (March 17), Urban said, “Ripcord is almost done — and it’s been an exhilarating journey.”

And then he added, “Getting to work with so many new musicians and writers and co-producers has been a divine experience for me.”

We will have to wait another month and a half to hear what exhilarating and divine sound like on a country album. But Urban will release a new single from Ripcord on March 29. The album also features “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and “Break on Me.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.