Keith Urban Discusses How He Wrote “Wasted Time”


During an intimate preview show at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville recently, country sensation Keith Urban got personal with the audience when he explained the exciting creative process that went into writing the third single of his latest album Ripcord, “Wasted Time.”

In collaboration with fellow songwriters Greg Wells and J. Hart, Keith created the song, starting with only a simple beat and a melody.

“It’s the most exciting and most frustrating time in the songwriting process because you feel that something’s happening, but you have no idea what the song is about yet — it’s just this melody and no words.”

Even without words, this song is an instant classic.