The new album's first single, 'Put You in a Song,' is a tune the Aussie crooner wrote with buddies Jedd Hughes and 'Stupid Boy' writer Sarah Buxton. "I've always loved songs about the guy in love with the unattainable girl," Keith says of the tune. "And the idea that the only chance that this poor guy is ever going to have to get close to the object of his affection is to put her in a song, just struck me. That way he'd be able to take her with him everywhere he goes ... day and night."
"On my way to write with Jedd and Sarah, I stopped by this music shop and bought a bouzouki," Keith adds. "I got it out of the case, we got a great groove going on the drum machine, I started playing the opening riff and the song just took off."
Earlier this week, Keith hosted an intimate album preview in Nashville, where Capitol Records Nashville President & CEO Mike Dungan presented him with a plaque commemorating the sale of one million units of his last record, 'Defying Gravity.'
In preparation of the release of his seventh studio album, Keith can be seen on various TV shows. November 17, he'll make an appearance on NBC's 'Today,' followed by CBS' 'The Early Show' November 18, before jetting to Chicago to tape a performance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, airing later this month.
In addition, Keith is one of several artists who can be seen on ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' this Sunday, November 14. The episode also includes Carrie Underwood and LeAnn Rimes, as they help Nashville recover from the devastating floods this past May.
Later this month, Keith can also be seen during the halftime show on FOX's Thanksgiving Day (November 25) NFL showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints.