When Keith Urban hits the road in June on his Ripcord World Tour, he'll do so with old touring partner Brett Eldredge and rising star Maren Morris.
The "Break on Me" singer and Eldredge toured together previously on Urban's Raise 'Em Up Tour. Morris, however, is a new discovery for Urban, who recalled to Rolling Stone Country the first time he heard her single "My Church."
"I couldn't believe how much I loved it. I asked, 'Who's this girl? Where's she from? Who wrote the songs?' And they said, 'She did.' And I said, 'Jesus!' Her full record might not be out by [the tour's opening night], but I don't care," Urban says. "I just want my audience to hear her. I just want to give a stage to someone who's the real deal. Not just someone who's popular — someone who can really sing and really write."
Currently in the studio wrapping up his new album Ripcord, Urban will kick off his tour on June 2nd in Kansas City, Missouri.