Keith Urban Reveals the Inspiration Behind 'John' Song
Keith Urban steps out for a meeting on Thursday afternoon (July 30) in Studio City, Calif.
The 47-year-old singer released a behind-the-scenes video that day showing the making of his song “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” which happens to be his fastest-selling single in a decade.
“It was constantly frustrating to me, because there was another way to go, and I didn’t know what it was,” Keith says in the clip. “Then I noticed there was a bass at the studio and I grabbed the bass guitar and I thought maybe that’s what it is — the bass guitar and drum machine going together.”
“So it wasn’t a totally new thing for me to play [bass] and sing. This one is just more funky,” Keith told Rolling Stone Country. “And for me, playing bass while singing actually helps the groove of the vocal.”
John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 – Behind the Song (Full Length)