“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
Written by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne
A Keith Urban record has a natural floor. Things can only go south so much.
He’s got a great voice, he’s an incredible guitar player, and he’s got enough presence on record that it doesn’t really matter what’s going on around him. He never loses control of the proceedings.
But I don’t really believe that he learned everything he needed to know from John Cougar, John Deere, and John 3:16. Heck, even those cheesy Kindergarten posters are more believable.
It’s a pleasant enough record, but it’s hard to find deep meaning in a collection of Americana cliches, presented in list form.