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Interview: Keith Urban on losing guitars, gaining perspective

Interview: Keith Urban on losing guitars, gaining perspective

Keith Urban's new album, "Get Closer," had an inauspicious start. The guitars he had long used — some for 20 years — and that he counted as a key component of each recording session, as vital as some of his musicians, were all under water. In May of last year, Nashville was flooded, and Urban's guitars were one of the smaller casualties of the disaster. He thought he wouldn't recover. "It's a strange feeling having these guitars — you feel like the caretaker, and the flood was completely unexpected," he said. "It really blindsided me. I felt so responsible for these poor things I felt I couldn't rush out and buy new...

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