Keith Urban tries "Defying Gravity"
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Keith Urban tries "Defying Gravity"

Thursday, January 22, 2009 – "Defying Gravity" will be the name of Keith Urban's new CD, dropping March 31. The disc contains Keith's 18th top 10 single Sweet Thing.

"I've always approached making records as a journey where I just have to let myself go," said Urban. "If the conditions are just right the music will reflect the mood and feeling of where I am in my life."

"Defying Gravity" comes from the lyrics of a song on the album and it just struck me at the time as a phrase that really defined the joyous, optimistic and uplifting spirit that seemed to show itself while making the album."

Urban will start his "Escape Together World Tour," in May, hitting 58 cities across North America. Urban will team with a different touring partner in each city, including superstars Sugarland and Taylor Swift, as well as Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, The Zac Brown Band and Dierks Bentley,


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