Keith Urban Debuts ‘Brown Eyes Baby’ Music Video

Viewers might also catch a glimpse of a past music video in the new production.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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February 15, 2023

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Keith Urban; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Music Mayhem

Keith Urban has brought his fan-favorite radio single, “Brown Eyes Baby,” to life in a brand-new music video.

Keeping in line with the retro theme that appears on the cover art for the heartfelt track, the video takes listeners back in time to the days when cassette tapes and boom boxes were used in place of streaming services. 

Keith Urban - Brown Eyes Baby Cover Art
Keith Urban – Brown Eyes Baby Cover Art

In the opening scene, he gives a nod to his previous music video for “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which is playing on the television set in the leading character’s bedroom. 

Then, the setting shifts to the dim-lit bar known as Joelton Hardware, Feed and Farmacy, in which Urban draws in a crowd as he showcases his impressive guitar skills and ability to produce a slew of smiles from his fans, which is also the driving force behind the song. To wrap up the video directed by Carter Smith, the Australian singer packs up his set and is seen placing a silver bracelet on the leading lady’s arm with the Nashville area code, “615” engraved in it.

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“The official music video for ‘Brown Eyes Baby’ is out now !! A HUGE thank you to Carter Smith & team: I’ve worked with Carter numerous times over the years and looooved getting to create a call back moment to ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ in this video (which Carter also directed),” Urban revealed on social media. 

In a behind-the-scenes clip with Smith, Urban further explained how the unique filming technique was designed to make the viewer feels as though they are the one living the role of the main character.

Upon first listen, to the song penned by Josh Thompson, Morgan Wallen, Rodney Clawson and Will Bundy, Urban said that he instantly “fell in love.” Everything from the lyrics to the melody and even the way it was written made him feel connected to it.

“It was just one of those visceral reactions to a song that sometimes, it’s more about the way I feel hearing it than anything else. I’m not really analyzing why I like the song. I just loved it,” he previously revealed to Country Now and other outlets. 

As the video reveals, “Blue Eyes Baby” evokes an untouchable feeling of joy throughout the lyrics that find Urban making a promise to the female character that he will bring some happiness back into her broken heart.

“I can put the smile right back where your smile goes / Dreams back in what you see when your eyes close / I’ll be the buzz that you feel when you sip slow / Slow dance right back in your dirt road,” Urban sings in the chorus. “I can put the sun right back in your sunshine / Bring a little love back into your late night / Ain’t gotta be nothin’ more than one more drink and maybe / I can take the blue out of your brown eyes, baby.”

The song was released towards the end of 2022 and entered the Top 15 this week. 

“Brown Eyes Baby” is the second single off Urban’s upcoming album, following “Wild Hearts” and his most recent release, “Street Called Main.”

Next month the four-time GRAMMY Award winner will return to the stage as he launches a new Las Vegas residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  The “One Too Many” singer promises that Keith Urban: The Las Vegas Residency will be a brand-new show that is custom designed for the new space at Zappos Theater.   

“The Caesar’s Palace Organization said, ‘planet Hollywood, there’s a room over there that you guys may love even more,’ and it’s a slightly bigger room, different kind of energy,” Urban previously shared. “I haven’t played in there yet, but I’ve been in that room and its amazing energy. So, I’m really looking forward to being able to build something from the ground up to go in there.”

This run is currently scheduled to include 16 dates beginning on Friday, March 3rd.

In addition to his Las Vegas residency, Keith Urban will appear at various fairs and festivals throughout the summer. He is next slated to perform on February 18 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.