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.

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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.

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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.