Press Release: Keith Urban's “I'll Be Your Santa Tonight” Marks First Ever Christmas Release

by Missy Wolf / 942 days ago / Comments

Today marks the debut of the official music video for Keith Urban’s first Christmas song, “I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight.”  Co-written with Shane McAnally, Urban describes the track as “classic in its melody, retro 50s vibe in its structure.” 

“I’ve always wanted to record a Christmas song, but I really wanted to try and write something new,” says Urban.  “So, Shane came to my house and we wrote, really about a Christmas gone terribly wrong.  No snow. Too much fog.  Nobody can make it to the party.  It’s going to be a colorless Christmas until her man comes through.”

“I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight,” possesses a whimsical, playful feeling that comes through in its lyric, so it’d only stand to reason that Urban’s attempt to create an ‘appropriate’ Christmas environment, during Nashville’s Summer months, would prove… unsuccessful. 

As Urban explains, “We started writing in my studio, which I decked out with colored Christmas lights, a tree, tinsel and of course I put the A/C on artic, so it was freezing! Shane says to me, ‘Do you have a piano? and I say, Yeah, but its upstairs.’  So, we head upstairs to the living room - nice and warm and toasty, with no Christmas decorations of any sort.  Of course, we end up writing the whole thing there – go figure.”

The song’s video was directed by one of Urban’s longtime video collaborators Chris Hicky.  It depicts several Keiths, snow falling, simultaneously playing piano, guitar and bass.  “I wanted to keep the video loose and a bit more performance-based than the actual storyline, because everybody has their own version of what a song should look like, so I didn’t want to touch on that too much.”

“I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight” is now available to stream at and its video can be seen at



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Keith Urban Tour Dates

07/08/2022 : THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR: Toronto, ON
07/09/2022 : THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR: Toronto, ON
07/10/2022 : CMAC Performing Arts Center: Canandaigua, NY
07/15/2022 : Blossom Music Center: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
07/16/2022 : Riverbend Music Center: Cincinnati, OH
07/22/2022 : Xfinity Center: Mansfield, MA
07/23/2022 : Maine Savings Amphitheater: Bangor, ME
07/24/2022 : Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion: Gilford, NH
07/29/2022 : PNC Bank Arts Center: Holmdel, NJ
07/30/2022 : Jiffy Lube Live: Bristow, VA
08/04/2022 : Daily's Place Amphitheater: Jacksonville, FL
08/05/2022 : Daily's Place Amphitheater: Jacksonville, FL
08/06/2022 : The Wharf: Orange Beach, AL
08/12/2022 : PNC Music Pavilion: Charlotte, NC
08/13/2022 : Coastal Credit Union Music Park At Walnut Creek: Raleigh, NC
08/14/2022 : Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach: Virginia Beach, VA
08/18/2022 : Walmart AMP: Rogers, AR
08/19/2022 : Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre: Maryland Heights, MO
08/20/2022 : Iowa State Fair: Des Moines, IA
08/26/2022 : DTE Energy Music Theatre: Clarkston, MI
08/27/2022 : Ruoff Music Center: Noblesville, IN
09/01/2022 : Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys: Stateline, NV
09/02/2022 : THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR: Stateline, NV
09/03/2022 : Shoreline Amphitheatre: Mountain View, CA
09/08/2022 : Footprint Center: Phoenix, AZ
09/09/2022 : North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre: Chula Vista, CA
09/10/2022 : The Forum: Los Angeles, CA
09/15/2022 : USANA Amphitheatre: West Valley City, UT
09/16/2022 : Ball Arena: Denver, CO
09/17/2022 : Intrust Bank Arena: Wichita, KS
09/22/2022 : Van Andel Arena: Grand Rapids, MI
09/23/2022 : Nationwide Arena: Columbus, OH
09/24/2022 : Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre: Tinley Park, IL
09/29/2022 : T-Mobile Center: Kansas City, MO
09/30/2022 : Paycom Center: Oklahoma City, OK
10/01/2022 : Dickies Arena: Fort Worth, TX
10/06/2022 : Rupp Arena: Lexington, KY
10/07/2022 : Bridgestone Arena: Nashville, TN
10/08/2022 : State Farm Arena: Atlanta, GA
10/13/2022 : Enmarket Arena: Savannah, GA
10/14/2022 : Thompson-Boling Arena: Knoxville, TN
10/15/2022 : Charleston Civic Center Coliseum: Charleston, WV
10/20/2022 : Mohegan Sun Arena At Casey Plaza: Wilkes Barre, PA
10/21/2022 : Mohegan Sun Arena: Uncasville, CT
10/22/2022 : UBS Arena: Belmont Park, NY
11/03/2022 : Veterans Memorial Coliseum: Madison, WI
11/04/2022 : Peoria Civic Center: Peoria, IL
11/05/2022 : Xcel Energy Center: St Paul, MN
12/01/2022 : THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR: Broadbeach,
12/02/2022 : THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR: Boondall,
12/03/2022 : THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR: Boondall,
12/05/2022 : THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR: Sydney,
12/06/2022 : THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR: Sydney,
12/08/2022 : THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR: Wollongong,
12/12/2022 : THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR: Broadmeadow,
12/14/2022 : THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR: Hindmarsh,
12/16/2022 : THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR: Melbourne,
12/17/2022 : THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR: Melbourne,

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