Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Urban Plays With His "Influences" This Summer

Neil Haislop was there when Keith Urban met the country press corps in Nashville Tuesday.

Keith told reporters that he's looking forward to 3 upcoming dates with The Eagles this month in New York City, Boston and Chicago: "They were a huge influence growing up and probably one of the Eagles albums that my brother had that had things like "Life in the Fast Lane" on it. That band set a template for me, for what I do. Here's a band that could play "Take It To The Limit," "Tequila Sunrise," and "Peaceful Easy Feeling," something completely different and laid back and then could rip it up with something like "Life in The Fast Lane," so, I think the diversity of that band gave me a much broader scope for music."

He's in Music City all week for various reasons, including appearances at the CMT Awards where he's up for two big awards, Male Video of the year and Video of the Year. Plus, on Friday, Keith will continue his constant support of CMA Music Festival when he takes the big stage at LP Field.

Keith also talked about performing with John Mayer on three occasions, on CMT's Crossroads the CMT show June 18th and co-headlining with Mayer at The Gorge in George, Wa. August 28th.

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