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Keith Urban, Vince Gill to back stars at benefit
“I don’t have to push the pedal down to 70 mph to reach those notes anymore,” Urban said.
The surgery also freed Urban in other ways. He found that his songwriting changed with his voice and he began imposing limits, something no writer wants to do. For instance, on his last album “Get Closer” he eliminated those falsetto hooks at the ends of choruses that drive his fans crazy.
“I already feel that this next album, the thrust and the pull as a songwriter is to talk more about some of my stories, personal stories, beyond my relationship with my wife (actress Nicole Kidman) and subjects that I’ve never really tapped into that much,” Urban said. “So I think getting my voice back has sort of been a metaphor for finding my voice more so as well as an artist, broadening it, really, to the things that I want to write about and I feel ready to write about that I guess I haven’t in recent years.”
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