Keith Urban's New Song Is Inspired by Merle Haggard

Keith Urban released a new song called "Coming Home" with pop star Julia Michaels and there is a familiar sound to all of us. 

Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried" is Keith Urban's favorite country song of all time and is the one that got him into country music. The guitar lick that is in the beginning of that song is what gave Keith Urban the dream to come to America to pursue a music career. 

Keith Urban came up with the idea to put that same guitar lick in his new song but before he went any further he went to Merle Haggards wife and son to ask permission to use it in his song and they both agreed to it. 

That then gives Merle Haggard a songwriting credit on the song!

Check out the intros of the two songs and you will notice the sound!

Here is Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried." 


Here is Keith Urban's "Coming Home."

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