Keith Urban Details New Album, ‘The Speed of Now Part 1’

Keith Urban just revealed that his new album, The Speed of Now Part 1, will arrive on September 18, 2020….


Lauren Jo Black

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May 8, 2020

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Keith Urban; Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Keith Urban just revealed that his new album, The Speed of Now Part 1, will arrive on September 18, 2020.

The superstar shared the news on social media on Friday (May 8) with an innovative video that previews several of the album’s tracks, including the previously released “Polaroid,” and never before heard songs “Tumbleweed,” “Change Your Mind,” “Wait” and “Superman.”

In the clip, Urban explains that the album’s title came to him in 2019 at a time when life seemed to be racing by at a faster pace than ever before, however, now, the title has taken on a “whole new meaning” as the world grapples with the COVID-10 pandemic.

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The Speed of Now Part 1 is the follow-up to 2018’s Graffiti U and is Urban’s 11th studio album.

Keith Urban has done his best to stay connected with fans while in quarantine with his wife, Nicole Kidman, and daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret. The four-time Grammy winner and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, has taken to social media several times to stream live performances directly to fans and also appeared during the star-studded One World: Together at Home special where he covered Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.