NASHVILLE, TN Thursday Dec.22.2005 / -- Keith Urban is one of a line of singers that have had success in country music with their own unique style.

His main example is Shania.

"I think Shania, making the record she did (The Woman in Me) changed the acceptance of what country could be. Hers being an extreme version of that, but I mean, good Lord, country is always evolving, it's always got records being made that are extreme versions of what it could be, and then watered down versions come out that are a little closer to acceptance," Keith explains.

He even looked farther back for an example. "Chet Atkins, you know, he came in and added lush strings and the music community, the purists, hated it. Now he's got a street named after him! So, it's a constant evolution and same as it ever was at the end of the day."

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