Keith Urban's New Single, "Female", Inspired by the Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Maren Morris

Maren Morris

The country singer performed a song written in response to the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal called "Female". Awards on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

He also opened up on his new song, "Female".

Love Keith Urban's new song.

"Does that make you second best?"

The country superstar will perform the song for the first time live during the 2017 CMA Awards on November 8, where he's also up for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, with "Blue Ain't Your Color" scoring three nominations in the category of Single, Song and Music Video of the Year.

It was written by Australian hit-makers Shane McAnally, Nicolle Galyon and Ross Copperman within a week of revelations detailing accusations against Weinstein, who is now under a police investigation.

Urban explained to Billboard, "As a husband and a father of two young girls, it affects me in a lot of ways". "And as a son - my mother is alive".

Plus, one of the biggest issues in country music over the last few years is the lack of representation for women, particularly on the radio - there are now just five female singers on the Top 50 country songs chart.

"For a guy who grew up with no sisters in a house of boys, it's incredible how now I'm surrounded by girls", Urban said. I don't even think of this song as a first single.

Urban credited his wife and daughters as inspiring him to record Female.

In an Instagram post, Galyon confirms that she contributed background vocals, but before Wednesday night, Urban played coy about whether or not Kidman's voice was in there, too.

The Hollywood mogul had served as executive producer on a number of films starring Kidman, including the war epic Cold Mountain and more recently the Indian family drama Lion. When the allegations about Weinstein started, she released a statement that applauded "women who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power".

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