Keith Urban Wouldn't Change Anything on Fuse

09/06/2013
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(Radio.com) In celebration of his new album Fuse, which hits stores Tuesday (Sept. 10), Keith Urban is Radio.com's Impact artist this week. Fuse is Urban's seventh studio album. And with the success of Fuse's first single, "Little Bit of Everything," going to No. 1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts, Urban has much to be happy about. In fact, in a recent interview with Radio.com he expressed his contentment.

"I'm surprised how happy I am with this album. I'm one of those artists that often gets to the end of record and there's things I wished I had changed or things that were different and wish I could do this or do that," he said. "This might be the very first album where it's been finished and I'm completely ready for people to get to hear it."

The Nashville transplant, by way of Australia and New Zealand, said that the 13 tracks on Fuse (16 on the deluxe version) reflect many things in his life.

"There are certainly some disturbances on the record, there are challenges on the record, it's certainly not all blue skies and roses on the record. But given that, once again it is an album that captures everything for me. It's also the largest album I've ever made so there's a lot of things to capture," he said.

Urban said there is something about each of the 16 tracks that is very much a part of who he is.

"Even if it's a song I haven't written like 'Little Bit of Everything,' I make a connection with the song and hope others do too," he said. "Everything" was written by Kevin Rudolf, Brett Warren and Brad Warren.

Another track on the album, the passionate ballad "Come Back To Me"–which tells a lover "I want to hold you but I don't want to hold you back"–also strikes a chord with Urban.

"I just love the lyric, and I know that person. I know those people in the song. Both the guy and the girl," he said. "'Come Back To Me' is almost like the guy from 'Stupid Boy' who has finally figured out how to do things right. That's why I love that song so much. I think anybody who hears it will know why that song affected me the way it did."

Urban enlisted the help of two A-list friends on Fuse. Miranda Lambert assists on the powerful "We Were Us," while Eric Church livens things up on "Raise 'Em Up." more on this story

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Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission.

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