Keith Urban Discusses What Inspires His “Fearless” Approach To Expanding Country’s Musical Boundaries

Taylor Swift and Nile Rodgers are among many artists impressed by Urban's ability to incorporate new sounds into the genre

Two decades into his legendary country music career, Keith Urban is finally at a place where his loves of Americana, metal icons Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, and electronica legend Fatboy Slim are merging into one exciting sound palatable to the ears of country fans. In a recent interview for Rolling Stone, journalist Poppy Reid writes, “[Urban’s new] records feel capacious in the way they make room for myriad genres and sounds. His music feels universal and his growing fanbase is proof.”

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