LISTEN: Keith Urban’s ‘Wild Hearts’ Comes with a Message For ‘All of the Dreamers’

Keith Urban’s new single, “Wild Hearts,” is here and it delivers quite the inspirational message.  Out now, “Wild Hearts” is…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 19, 2021


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Keith Urban’s new single, “Wild Hearts,” is here and it delivers quite the inspirational message. 

Out now, “Wild Hearts” is an ode to those chasing their dreams and comes with a reminder to never give up, despite those who may doubt you. The track is not only motivational, it’s also autobiographical as it shares insight into Urban‘s personal journey within the music industry. 


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For example, the first verse, “Saw the man in black/ Spotlight in the air/ Heard a thousand screams/ I saw my daddy stare/ Feel like I’ve been runnin’/ Since the day that I was born/ Eagle on my back/ Phoenix on my arm,” is a direct reference to Urban’s very first concert (he saw Johnny Cash with his late father when he was just 5 years old). 

The lyrics also reference Urban’s eagle tattoo on his right shoulder blade and his signature phoenix tattoo on his forearm. 

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Infused with an infectious beat that begs for radio airplay, “Wild Hearts” will undoubtedly fit well within Urban’s live show and come with an arena-wide sing-along each night.  

“This goes out to the drifters/ And all of the dreamers/ Ready to fly/ All those born to be rock stars/ Lifting their guitars/ And painting the sky/ Can you hear me?/ All of you lost ones who aren’t really lost ones/ Keep shining your light/ This goes out to the wild cards and all of the wild hearts/ Just like mine,” Urban sings on the chorus. 

“Wild Hearts” was co-written by Urban, Brad Tursi, Jennifer Wayne and Eric Paslay and is the follow-up single to to “One Too Many,” his duet with P!nk. 

Urban will make his return to the stage this summer with a handful of shows scheduled in the U.S., including his long-awaited return to Las Vegas. 

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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.