Keith Urban started singing at a young age. He took guitar lessons as a child, and entered various competitions to showcase his musical talents.
In 1983, at the age of 16, Urban competed on the Australian talent show New Faces. Surprisingly, he didn’t end up winning.
Urban chased his country music dreams all the way to Nashville, and finally experienced his breakthrough with the release of his debut American album in 1999. He has since earned 18 number one singles and has released 12 albums.
The newest of those 12 albums, The Speed of Now Part 1, was released in September 2020. The album reached the #1 spot on the U.S. Country Albums chart and has been certified gold.
Urban’s Double Platinum certified duet with P!nk, “One Too Many,” originated on this album.
Now that it’s been nearly a year since The Speed of Now Part 1 was released, Urban appears to be gearing up to drop Part 2.
Taking to social media, Urban posted a throwback photo of himself performing as a child. His little Western suit was so adorable!
Urban captioned the old photo with an inspiring message. “This goes out to the drifters
and all of the dreamers, ready to fly. All you born to be rock stars lifting your guitars painting the sky…” he said.
He ended the caption by writing, “…it’s gonna be a WILD week.”
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Some fans picked up on the fact that Urban’s caption read like song lyrics. So people couldn’t help but wonder if a new song was coming their way in the midst of Urban’s “WILD” week.
Urban confirmed those suspicions the following day when he shared a video of himself at the piano playing part of what will be his new single, “Wild Hearts.” He says the new song will drop on Thursday (August 19).
Hear the sample of “Wild Hearts” in the video below. This song isn’t on The Speed of Now Part 1, which means we’ll probably see it on a new album of Urban’s in the future.