At 53 years previous, it needs to be fairly rattling exhausting to slender down your listing of the excessive factors in your life. As a result of for those who’re blessed like Keith City is, you most likely have lots of of moments in your listing.
However when City caught up with the Storme Warren Podcast on SiriusXM, he was in a position to provide you with a concise listing of six:
1. “Assembly Nic and marrying her.”
2. “Having youngsters.”
3. “Getting sober.”
4. “Being accepted in Nashville, as a result of from an expert standpoint that was it for me.”
5. “In 2005, once I was nominated on the CMAs for Male Vocal and Entertainer of the Yr in the identical yr and received them each, it was too overwhelming to me.”
6. “Being honored once more (with that) years later. I’m speechless about that.”
City added that these excessive factors weren’t in any specific order, as a result of they’re all equally on level. However he did admit that when he received the CMA for Entertainer of the Yr in 2005, he was terrified that he’d carried out so so quickly. It had solely been 5 years since his debut single “However for the Grace of God.”
“I assumed, properly, that’s it, that’s the top of the profession. I’ve peaked. And I really feel like I’ve received a lot extra to do. It felt an excessive amount of too quickly,” City mentioned. “And I couldn’t get pleasure from it as a result of I used to be so scared that it was throughout too quickly. However I had a lot extra that I needed to do.”
It feels like City displays on his life, and the place he’s in that one second, when he’s on the point of make new music. “Once I’ve gone in to make a file, all I’ve tried to do is seize the spirit of who I’m at the moment. With the songs saying that. The way in which that the file sounds and feels,” he mentioned. “The overriding factor that I believe has modified is once I was recording these information and writing songs like ’Someone Like You,’ ’Higher Life’ and these items, I wasn’t that man. However I needed to be that man.
“I didn’t have that relationship, however I needed to have that sort of relationship. So these songs have been actually songs of wishing and hoping and praying that I may develop into that man, type of like nearly visualizing that I’m that earlier than I used to be. After which after I met Nic,” he mentioned of his spouse of almost 15 years Nicole Kidman, “that gradual transition into truly changing into that individual was when that occurred.”
City’s present single “One Too Many” — an infectious collaboration with P!nk — is from his The Pace of Now Half 1 album.