News on Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Popa Chubby
Capitol has moved up the release of country singer Keith Urban's third album, "Golden Road," from a previously scheduled Nov. 5 bow to a new date of Oct. 8. The set is preceded by the single "Somebody Like You," which is climbing Billboard's Top Country Singles & Tracks chart. The cut is No. 22 in its sixth week on the tally.
Once again, Urban turned to Trey Fanjoy ("But for the Grace of God," "Your Everything") to direct the video for the track, which will receive its world premiere tomorrow (Aug. 7) on CMT, and features a special appearance by an as-yet-unrevealed guest. "I've been sworn to secrecy," Urban said in a statement. "If I told you who was in it, I'd have to kill you. But she -- oh, did I say that? Well alright, she was positively great to work with, and I can't believe how comfortable she made me feel. The scenes we shot were effortless. This video was a breeze to make and I'm glad the song at radio already seems to be connecting with people."
"Golden Road" is the follow-up to 1999's "Keith Urban," which peaked at No. 17 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. That set has sold 550,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.