Keith Urban sang his new song “Female” at the 2017 CMA Awards, an empowerment anthem partially inspired by the Harvey Weinstein scandal engulfing Hollywood.
The subject is notably closer to Urban than most country singers, given that his wife Nicole Kidman is Tinseltown A-list and worked on a number of Weinstein pictures.
“As a husband and a father of two young girls, it affects me in a lot of ways,” Urban told Billboard earlier. “And as a son -- my mother is alive. It just speaks to all of the females in my life, particularly. For a guy who grew up with no sisters in a house of boys, it’s incredible how now I’m surrounded by girls. But not only in my house; I employ a huge amount of women in my team. The song just hit me for so many reasons.”