Keith Urban shares the secret to a great song ahead of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keith Urban and Kix Brooks of powerhouse duo Brooks & Dunn will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame at the 53rd anniversary gala held at Nashville’s Music City Center. Urban is being celebrated Wednesday for hits like “Days Go By.” Kix Brooks’ songwriting in Brooks & Dunn helped shaped the iconic ’90s country music sound, with tracks like the Grammy-nominated “Brand New Man." Other inductees include Casey Beathard and David Lee Murphy, in the contemporary songwriter category, and Rafe Van Hoy in the veteran songwriter category. Urban spoke to The Associated Press in advance of the ceremony and described the mysticism behind great songwriting.