Keith Urban On New Album ‘Graffiti U,’ Sampling Haggard, Writing With Ed Sheeran

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Joining Keith Urban in a recording studio is a little like escorting a kid through a candy shop. On a rainy Monday afternoon in Nashville, Urban is sitting in front of the console at Starstruck Studios on Music Row, ready and eager to dial up tracks, samples and sounds from his 10th studio album, Graffiti U, out today.

“It’s always such a feeling for me, making music, and capturing what moves me,” he tells Rolling Stone Country. “Every song on this record right now, each song spoke to me for different reasons.”

Read more of Urban’s thoughts on Graffiti U, Merle Haggard’s influence on the album and writing with Ed Sheeran here.