Keith Urban Debuts Harvey Weinstein Inspired Song ''Female'' at 2017 CMA Awards

Yolanda Curtis
November 10, 2017

"I heard the song more as a, nearly like a soul gospel, spiritual mantra", Urban explained. Urban heard "Female" the day after it was penned by three of Nashville's most prominent songwriters - Shane McAnally, Nicolle Galyon and Ross Copperman - and immediately knew he needed to record it. In addition to singling out his (living!) relatives, Urban also pointed out that he employs a number of women on his team.

Urban told Billboard that females affect him "in a lot of ways", which is why he feels so connected to the song. "Particularly the chorus of the song is absolutely pure celebration of female".

The country superstar will perform the song for the first time live during the 2017 CMA Awards on November 8, where he's also up for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, with "Blue Ain't Your Color" scoring three nominations in the category of Single, Song and Music Video of the Year.

Urban unveiled the song "Female" at the Country Music Association Awards broadcast Wednesday night. Country music is full of strong female stars who could have sung this song. "Things have been a certain way for a long, long time, and I think you're seeing a turning of the tide for that", Urban said at the BMI Country Awards on Tuesday, AP reported.

"When you hear a song that they play saying you run the world / Do you believe it?"

There has been some speculation Kidman has contributed to the song's backing vocals but Urban would not confirm that.

Says Urban, "When you're dealing with that kind of subject, you're already fraught with, how do you frame something that speaks to as many people as possible?"

"As I've stated before publicly, I support and applaud all women and these women who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power", Ms Kidman said in a statement.

"We're in a room and we're like, 'What can we do about this?'" Copperman said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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