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Go Into The Studio And 'Start Flicking Paint Around': Keith Urban On Making 'Graffiti U'

For Grammy Award-winning country music artist Keith Urban, the studio is "like a blank canvas." Most of the songs on his new album were written there.
Grammy Award-winning country music artist Keith Urban is out with his ninth studio album, "Graffiti U." (Courtesy)

Grammy Award-winning country music artist Keith Urban is out with his ninth studio album, called “Graffiti U.”

Urban (@KeithUrban) tells Here & Now‘s Eric Westervelt (@Ericnpr) that most of the songs were written in the studio, which inspired the album’s name.

“The studio to me is like a blank

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