In the days leading up to the CMA Awards, Keith Urban has been dropping little hints to some big news. Not only would Nov. 8 be the day that Keith found himself vying for multiple CMA Awards, but it was also the day he was dropping a new single.
And on the night of Nov. 8, he performed that new single for the entire world to hear. And in an instant, a slew of taboo subjects were taboo no more. Because in a world filled with new sexual assault allegations with every passing day, Keith’s song “Female” hits home like never before.
The new song, which Keith delivered on the stage of the 51st Annual CMA Awards, included lyrics such as “When you hear somebody say somebody hits like a girl… How does that hit you?” and “When somebody laughs and implies that she asked for it just ’cause she was wearin’ a skirt” and certainly elicited an emotional response from an already touched audience.