Keith Urban is getting a lot of “windshield time” right now.
The “Coming Home” singer is in the midst of his 58-city Graffiti U Tour—which kicked off in June and continues through Nov. 3—with upcoming stops scheduled for Chicago, Philadelphia, Vancouver, New Orleans, Dallas and more.
As Keith crisscrosses the U.S. and Canada on the expansive tour, the man from the land Down Under says he’s always found driving to be “very cathartic.” While some people run or fish to relax, Keith likes to put the pedal to the metal.
“I love driving, you know?” says Keith. “I know that sounds like such a mundane thing, but I’ve always loved driving—it’s such a cathartic thing for me. I love driving all different kinds of things: trucks, cars, big, small, fancy, not fancy. It doesn’t matter. It’s just very cathartic for me. Some people go skiing for that cathartic thing. Some people run a triathlon. Some people go fishing. I go driving. That’s what I do. And being in the studio. I know that sounds weird, but I do that for recreation, but it’s just because I love recording. I really do.”
Keep in mind, Keith said he loves “driving,” not “riding across the country on a tour bus,” so when he completes his tour in November, he’ll probably—you guessed it—go for a drive.
Keith’s new single, “Coming Home,” is currently No. 5 on the Mediabase chart.
photo by Jason Simanek