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Keith Urban 'John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16' Review: New Single is Summery, Personal Ahead of 'Fuse' Follow-Up

by Carolyn Menyes   Jun 9, 2015 10:41 AM EDT

Keith Urban has released so many singles from his 2013 album Fuse that the first single from his new studio album was a seamless transition. Bringing in his signature breezy vocal and guitar playing style, the Australian country crooner moves through all of his different personalities in the chilled out track "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16."

Pulling in a vocal style that's rather reminiscent of Rob Thomas, Urban keeps it casual on this new track as he moves through all the different ways he can express himself, name checking everyone from Don McLean to Ernest Hemingway to John Wayne and Superman.

"I'm the child of backseat freedom / Baptized by rock 'n' roll / Marilyn Monroe and the Garden of Eden / Never grow up, and never grow old," Urban sings in the chorus. "Just another rebel in the great wide open / On the boulevard of broken dreams / And I learned everything I needed to know from John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16."

It's a personal look into all of the different aspects of Urban's personality, set to a melody that's less raw country and more adult contemporary easy-listening rock. Just in time for summer, this song can easily be swayed to on the beach while sippin' on a cool Bud Light.

Listen to Keith Urban's new single "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" below:

"John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" will act as the lead single from Urban's yet-to-be announced ninth studio album. Further details about the Fuse follow-up are forthcoming.

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