ToC Critic's Pick: Keith Urban, 'Blue Ain't Your Color'

ToC Critic's Pick: Keith Urban, 'Blue Ain't Your Color' [Listen]

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Capitol Records

Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” features some of the smartest lyrics of the singer’s career. It’s poetry set to a soulful country swing, delivered with Urban’s most yearning accent.

“Blue Ain’t Your Color” is a song for Urban’s purest fans. The tender ballad is a reflection of where he is in life and love — joy from a successful 10-year marriage rains all over the Steven Lee Olsen, Hillary Lindsey and Clint Lagerberg-written pick-me-up. The 48-year-old Urban cheering someone up in a way that will make most women forget why they were blue by the chorus.

And the story couldn’t be simpler. Urban’s phrasing and the sparse…



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