Urban's Sweet Thing debuts on MySpace
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
– Keith Urban's video for Sweet Thing,
the first single from his upcoming
March 31st album release, premieres on MySpace on Friday, January 16th. The video, which was directed by Trey Fanjoy (Raining on Sunday
and Somebody Like You
) and includes shots of Urban's vintage Ford Mustang, will mark the site's first ever country music video debut. On Thursday, Jan. 15, the song will also appear as the featured track of the week on Tap Tap Revenge, the iPhone application game.
"It's a great thing to be able to shoot, edit and get a video out there as
quickly as you can these days," said Urban. "The Internet and MySpace, in
this case, gets the music to the fans fast, and I love that."
Urban is also preparing to tour this year.
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