Keith Urban Reveals Inspiration Behind ‘Habit of You’ + WIN a Signed ‘Ripcord’ Vinyl

Keith Urban has never been one to shy away from laying his heart out on the table, and his song, “Habit of You,” ultimately triggers the singer toward a familiar fate he once knew.

Revealing the vulnerable yet relatable theme of the album track, Urban described “Habit of You” as something that struck a chord with him from the first time he heard it. Noting its significance coming to life within merely the first verse of the tune, Urban shows great happiness that the song could be included in his last catalogue of music he released out to the fans.

“Some songs for me just speak right from the very opening line. And this song, ‘I’m no stranger to the love of a lowly vice / drowned my liver and gambled with my pride,’ I know this person so well. So this song was really—it meant a lot to me. I’m glad we got to record it. I’m super glad it’s on this record,” Urban explained in a quick video clip about the track.

“Habit of You” is one of many personal songs on the album that slows things down and yet still provides a poignant point of view that Urban hopes fans can hold tight to just as he does with the lyric.

Ripcord has taken Urban over the top with the many successes it’s produced. With numerous awards nominations and several No. 1 singles listed on the album like “Blue Ain’t Your Color” and “Wasted Time,” Urban’s career catapulted into the next level thanks to his true honesty and dynamic approach to the project.

To celebrate the one year anniversary of Ripcord, Sounds Like Nashville giving readers a chance to win a sign copy of the album on vinyl. Use the entry form below to enter for your chance to win! (*Sweepstakes is for U.S. residents only.)