Today, the four time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban has released a new track, “Straight Line,” from his forthcoming album set to hit later this year. Not only is he releasing this song, which he co-wrote with longtime collaborator Jerry Flowers, Chase McGill and Greg Wells (who co-produced with Urban), is soon to be followed in March by the lead radio single from the forthcoming album.
“‘Straight Line’ Is the perfect first track off of my album because it’s’ a song born of wanting to break out of the routine,” says Urban. “(It captures) the feeling like somewhere along the line, life lost some color and excitement - ‘you and me used to be like a year-round summer…’ This song is about getting it back again, a message of taking back your life and riding out from under the dark cloud. If you’ve seen us in concert, I hope this song gives you the same liberated feeling.”
Keith Adds, “While ‘Straight Line’s’ lyrics are about being stuck and trying to break out of the monotony, the melody and energy are a boulevard of nothing but green lights. Every song on this album — even the ballads — carries an energy and a life force that became a very strong through line. I hope you feel it. I’m so excited for everyone to hear it.”
“Straight Line” and all that follows come on the heels of a 2023 where Keith Urban was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, returned to the American Idol stage as both a mentor and performer while also performing on various high profile venues and also returned his iconic “All For The Hall” benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.