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Scotty McCreery Records Keith Urban’s ‘Walkin’ in the Country’ for New Album

Scotty McCreery, Keith Urban
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Last week, Scotty McCreery revealed that his new album, ‘Clear as Day,’ would include a Keith Urban song. This week, he reveals which song that is. In an interview with Country Weekly, the ‘American Idol’ winner shares that Urban pitched him a song called ‘Walkin’ in the Country’ from his days with The Ranch. The song barely charted for Urban, but he thought it’d be perfect for McCreery.

“He said, ‘I think this would be great for Scotty,’ so we took a listen to it,” McCreery says. There was a delicious rumor that Urban might be able to add his guitar to the recording, but that didn’t work out. “We didn’t [record ‘Walkin’ the Country’] during the first five [songs] we cut in Nashville. I think if we would have, maybe Keith might have been able to play guitar on the track, but now he’s on tour, kind of like we are. It’s tough for me to stop and catch my breath on tour, so I’m sure it would be really tough for him to do that.”

Urban played the song during his ‘CMT Crossroads’ special with John Fogerty in 2005. The Ranch was the short-lived trio Urban formed in 1997. They disbanded after just one album in 1998. McCreery’s debut album will be available on October 4, and it features his new single, ‘The Trouble with Girls.’

Watch Keith Urban and John Fogerty Perform ‘Walkin’ in the Country’

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