Watch Keith Urban’s ‘I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight’ Music Video

Keith Urban is getting in the Christmas spirit with the release of his first-ever Christmas song, “I’ll Be Your Santa…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 5, 2019

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Keith Urban is getting in the Christmas spirit with the release of his first-ever Christmas song, “I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight,” and a festive music video to go along with it.

Rather than record a Christmas classic, Urban opted to create an original. He co-wrote the song alongside Shane McAnally and describes the tune as “classic in its melody, retro 50s vibe in its structure.”

“I’ve always wanted to record a Christmas song, but I really wanted to try and write something new,” he explained in a press release. “So, Shane came to my house and we wrote, really about a Christmas gone terribly wrong. No snow. Too much fog. Nobody can make it to the party. It’s going to be a colorless Christmas, until her man comes through.”

The writing session took place in the summer months, so the superstar did his best to create a holiday-like environment to write in. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned.

“We started writing in my studio, which I decked out with colored Christmas lights, a tree, tinsel and of course I put the A/C on artic, so it was freezing! Shane says to me, ‘Do you have a piano? and I say, Yeah, but its upstairs.’ So, we head upstairs to the living room – nice and warm and toasty, with no Christmas decorations of any sort. Of course, we end up writing the whole thing there – go figure,” he recalled.

The just-released music video was directed by Chris Hicky, one of Urban’s longtime collaborators. The clip showcases several Keith Urbans, some of them in the falling snow, some in black-and-white and others playing piano, guitar and bass.

“I wanted to keep the video loose and a bit more performance-based than the actual story line, because everybody has their own version of what a song should look like, so I didn’t want to touch on that too much,” he explained.

Check out the brand new music video above.

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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.