The Grammy Awards will be handed out on Sunday (February 12th), and Keith Urban has the potential of walking out with three trophies. He is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for his recent multi-week Number One song, “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which is also up for Best Country Song. His record, Ripcord, competes for Best Country Album.
Keith tells us that sometimes thinking outside the box pays off, “With this record, I think I was also trying to find songs and write songs to what I had done in the past, just that felt different for me. This song called ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ came along, and again, it was just one of those that I loved immediately. I loved the lyric. I loved the melody, the feel, and it’s basically a waltz, but I didn’t want it to feel like a waltz, you know? So, when we recorded the song at Starstruck Studios here in Nashville, we kept it a little more robotic sounding, so it wasn’t a straight band. It was a little more machinery, rhythmically, and I think it kept, hopefully for me at least, it kept it in a unique place to allow the story to have a lot of space.”
Keith is scheduled to perform his brand new single, “The Fighter,” featuring Carrie Underwood with Carrie for the first time on national television at the Grammys. The show airs live from Los Angeles on CBS beginning at 7 p.m.