I love Keith's music so much, because I dont feel there are many good male artists out there whose music I can relate to but with Keith it is like he is directly speaking to me or for me, he's incredible.
As a general guideline I'd say listen to his album Defying Gravity  but since I wanna introduce you to him I will give you three songs for now and if you like those you can look at the list of recommended songs under it.
- Long Hot Summer (from his 2010 album Get Closer)
This song is fun, relaxing and has the summer vibe. I love it and can just listen to it on repeat. Co-written with Richard Marx
Not so much a country song, but more rockier. Its hard to call Keith's music Country cause usually you think of Country Music being like Slim Dusty, Garth Brooks and Gavin DeGraw but Keith opened up the gates for someone like Taylor Swift to Country Pop which is just like Pop music but with heart.
- Somebody Like You
Co-written with John Shanks - This song is so open in to who Keith Urban is as an artist. Raw with his emotions but relentlessly positive and wanting to be taken away by love. My favourite line: "I used to run in circles going no where fast I'd take one step forward and two steps back, Couldn't walk a straight line even if I wanted to" which is an obvious reference to his ongoing public alcohol addiction.
- You're My Better Half
Also co-written with Sitting On Top of the World writer John Shanks, I saw this film clip on Max one day and thats what got me into Keiths music. As above how I was saying, his music represents Keith as a person so you feel like you know him. Its a sweet song saying to one's girlfriend, you are the reason I can make it through everything
"Cause when it all comes down And I'm feeling like I'll never last I just lean on you 'cause baby You're my better half"
Songs not from Defying Gravity which are also great: Better Life, Days Go By, I Told You So, Put You In A Song
Defying Gravity is like a body of work - I could recommend songs from it but I'd rather you listened to it as an album. If you do indeed like Keith's music.
Let me know what you think!
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