Keith Urban’s “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” Is a Masterpiece

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In a few years, Keith Urban’s “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” is likely going to be looked at as one of the better (if not one of the best) country music songs written in a long, long time.

In a totally reverent and relevant way the song touches every piece of country music’s fabric– it’s a lot like Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start The Fire,” with less historical facts and more personal pop culture references about growing up and just figuring it all out.

Written by hit-makers, Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” seems, at first, a funny fit for Australian-native, Urban, but musically it fits so well within his catalog and sound listeners might think he really learned a lot from John Deere tractors. Musically, it’s a little more bass than Urban‘s typical guitar-laden tunes, but it works so well you will start asking why he hasn’t done this more often.

Likely, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” is the first single off of Urban’s yet-to-be-title upcoming album.

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