It seems that although many have taken over 2016, none have done it like Keith Urban. Maybe it was predicted that 2016 could be his year after he released three No.1 hits before his album Ripcord was even released. If it was, we’re not surprised. Urban took over 2016 in January and never stopped building his success, breaking boundaries and making history. We think it’s safe to say 2016 belongs to Urban whether you like it or not.
Let’s begin in January. Urban gave every music listener and inclination to listen when he announced a world tour in the very beginning of 2016, while also holding two No.1’s (John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16; Break On Me) with an unreleased album, chart-topping success and an already predicted most anticipated tour before tickets were released to the public.
Toward the end of March, Urban released another No.1 hit “Wasted Time” and a music video to go with it. After the release of “Wasted Time”, Urban began promoting his album secretly, giving his fans secret listening sessions so they had the opportunity to listen to Ripcord early. Not only that, but the Aussie country rocker put on a charitable fundraising event called All For the Hall, which is a fundraiser to help raise money for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. All this took place before his highly anticipated album was released.
In early May, Urban released his highly-anticipated album that has broken down barriers more than any album in country music in 2016. We suppose that we shouldn’t even consider calling Ripcord a country album. It’s more like an album that doesn’t need a genre to categorize it. Ripcord features every kind of influence that you can think of, and is indeed Urban’s best work to date. The album made history by remaining No.1 for two consecutive weeks in America, Australia and Canada, which is something no male in country music has done before.
With a tour that grossed more than $30 million, four No.1 hits (John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16; Break On Me; Wasted Time; Blue Ain’t Your Color) from his 8th studio album Ripcord, CMA Nominations, Grammy nominations and labeled as one of the best artists of 2016, Urban isn’t slowing down anytime soon. He’s continuously going after what he loves with thoughts of a new album already. He’s one of the nicest guys and most hard-working people in the industry and 2016 proves that. Perhaps we should just call him the unofficial ambassador of country music.
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Nicknames: (Small)Fry, Samwise
Time right now: 9:22 pm
Last thing I Googled: How to clean sharpie off of clothes
Favorite music artist: Psh…you expect me to have just one? Probably Ed Sheeran, Micheal Jackson, Johnny Cash, John Cougar, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, guys along those lines. We talking bands, probably the Beatles, Aerosmith, Guns'n'Roses, Journey, The Eagles, mainly classic rock
Song stuck in my head: Right now “When The Man Comes To Town” by Johnny Cash, but all day it was “My Shot” from Hamilton (still not totally gone)
Last movie I watched: Logan. And I mean LISTEN, that shit was intense. It was a few days ago and I’m still not over it. I have, like 500 things I could crossover with it, mostly wrestling and especially Dean Ambrose. I regret nothing.
Last TV show I watched: Star Trek: The Original Series
What I’m wearing now: A dark blue Steven Universe shirt, gray SPN sweatpants, and Iron Man socks
When I created this blog: In January
The kind of stuff I post: Mostly reblogged wrestling stuff, though once in a while I post political stuff or other feel good things. I post my writings, too
Do I have other blogs: I have plans to make a side blog for wrestling shipping fics, but as of now, no
Do I get asks regularly: Depends. Not often as some other blogs, but I love and appreciate every one of them
Why did I choose my URL: Straight Outta Compton is one of my all-time favorite movies, and I own the album, so when I decided to make a main blog of WWE stuff, the URL just popped in my head, lol
Hogwarts House: Proud Hufflepuff!
Pokemon Team: Team Valor ftw
Favorite colors: Black, red, blue, gray
Average hours of sleep: Maybe 3-4 on average
Lucky Number: 18
Favorite characters: Tony Stark/Iron Man, Wolverine/Logan, Samwise Gamgee, Leonard “Bones” McCoy, Castiel, Dean Ambrose, the 10th Doctor, Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Steven Universe, Charlie (SPN), Sherlock, John Watson, Jon Snow, Arya Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, Gumball Watterson, Darwin Waterson, Raven (Teen Titans/TTG), a bunch more
Number of blankets I sleep with: Not including my comforter, seven
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