Released on May 6, 2016, Keith Urban's Ripcord showcases some of the best work of his career. Country fans agreed, because Ripcord has sold an impressive total of one million copies, earning platinum certification from the RIAA on April 26, 2017. This accomplishment is all the more remarkable because Ripcord is only one of two country albums released in 2016 that have earned the platinum designation.
Ripcord has been nominated for an abundance of awards, including Album of the Year at the CMA and ACM Awards and Best Country Album at the Grammys. Each of Ripcord's five singles have been smash hits, including "Break on Me," "Wasted Time," and "Blue Ain't Your Color."
In celebration of Ripcord's one year anniversary, Country Rebel has teamed up with Urban for a special giveaway. Those who enter have the chance to win a signed copy of Ripcord on vinyl. All you have to do is...
Check out the signed vinyl in the photo below!
Urban co-wrote all of the songs on Ripcord, including a non-single track titled "Boy Gets a Truck." As Urban describes in a commentary clip, its title may be a bit deceiving to those who haven't heard the song:
"It wasn’t about what the title so simply sort of says. I mean it is, but it was so much more than that for me. It was such a sort of circle of life song all put into one rapid-fire kind of chorus. I was just amazed at the song when I heard it."
You'll understand exactly what Urban means once you listen to "Boy Gets a Truck." There are lots of country songs about trucks, but "Boy Gets a Truck" is different than any of those. It's actually a love song, one that explores the various phases of a relationship.
The "rapid-fire" chorus that Urban describes sets your heart on the fast track as you travel with the narrator through his evolving love story. This structure offers you musical snapshots of what it's like to fall in love, capturing how every moment seems to flash before your eyes.
This hidden gem off of Ripcord is one that you definitely need to hear. Once again, Urban has amazed us with his artistry and ability to take such a common theme and turn it into something new.
You can tune in to an audio clip of "Boy Gets a Truck" below. Don't forget, if you'd like a chance to win a signed copy of Ripcord on vinyl, be sure to enter your best email address below...
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