Urban pulls "Ripchord" in the Big Apple

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – Keith Urban will kick off his new album, "Ripcord," next week with an hour-long event at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York.

Urban will give a 60-minute event featuring a Q&A and performance, which will be broadcast on iHeartMedia mainstream country radio stations.

The show will be at 6:30 p.m. eastern.

The 12-track album, which has already produced his 19th and 20th number 1 songs ("John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" & "Break On Me"), features Carrie Underwood and Pitbull as featured guests.

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