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Urban lights the "Fuse"

Monday, May 27, 2013 – Keith Urban will release "Fuse," his first new album in nearly 3 years, on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Urban's seventh studio release (Hit Red Records/Capitol Records Nashville) has been nearly a year in the making.

"I really wanted to challenge myself musically expand the boundaries of my sound, rhythm and melody, while still remaining true to who I am," he said. "Working with various co-producers while making Fuse, has been so inspiring and liberating - and we ain't even done yet."

The first single from "Fuse," Little Bit of Everything was released to country radio on May 13. The song debuted at 30 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart and today holds the 23rd spot after 2 weeks from release.

"On the song I was able to take elements of sound that I've used before and blend them together into a fusion of spirit and energy," he said.

Urban kicks off his "Light The Fuse Tour 2013" on July 18 in Cincinnati.

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