Keith Urban announces title of eight studio album, Ripcord

Keith Urban in red - photo via Instagram
Keith Urban in red – photo via Instagram

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word ripcord I think of two things: A parachute and the character from the 2009 G.I. Joe movie. When my husband hears ripcord, he says he thinks of Ripcord, “the #1 fall-away arrow rest” (he’s a bowhunter).

Will the real ripcord please stand up
Will the real ripcord please stand up

Now we’ll have one more thing to think of when we hear the word ripcord … Keith Urban’s new album.

The singer revealed on Tuesday that ‘Ripcord’ is the official title of his eighth studio album. From Keith’s website:

Keith Urban announced today that his eighth studio album will be called Ripcord.

Speculation surrounding the details of the release began back in June when Urban put out “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” billed as the first song from the forthcoming album – which became his 19th No. 1. It not only set an historic country radio mark for the highest one-week spin count and point total on Country Aircheck/Mediabase, it extended Urban’s lead as the artist with the most consecutive top 10 songs on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart, a streak that started in August of 2000.

Just this past week Urban released the melodic, mid-tempo ballad “Break On Me,” the second single from Ripcord. The song debuted as the #1 most added single at country radio.

Stay tuned as more details are released!

There’s no info yet on tracklisting, release date, etc. but I’m sure we’ll get all that info soon enough.