Although it may have a unique flair to it, Keith Urban didn’t miss the mark when it came to releasing “Blue Ain’t Your Color” for his current single, as the track soared to the top of the charts and earned him his 22nd No. 1.
The bluesy country tune didn’t just reach the highest slot on the Billboard Country Airplay Charts; it also found its place at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Billboard Country Digital Song Sales as well. While it marks a different direction than Urban is used to, it’s that special sound that got him hooked on the idea of adding it to his project, Ripcord.
“I just know when I heard ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ for the first time, it just struck me as one of those rare songs that encompass so many things in it. I couldn’t even label what it was, what style it was. It’s got a bit of soul, it’s got a bit of blues, it’s got a bit of country, it’s got just a big mix of all good things. Lyrically, it’s just an incredible song, incredible song. [It’s got] great melody, great lyric. I was so hopin’ I could do the song justice when we got in the studio,” he explained recently.
Not only does this give Urban his 22nd No. 1 in his career, “Blue Ain’t Your Color” also happens to be his fourth top single off of Ripcord. Previously off the record, Urban has found great success with tracks like “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” “Wasted Time,” and “Break on Me.”
Urban is currently enjoying some free time off after his huge year of touring in 2016.
He was recently nominated for three GRAMMY Awards in the Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance categories, respectively. The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, hosted by late night talk show host James Corden, will air live on Sunday, February 12, on CBS.