On “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” Keith Urban returns to more traditional country themes while continuing to push his sound in new directions. It won’t need the time songs like “Cop Car” and “Raise ‘Em Up” needed to cook. Sonically, Urban bends in a new direction — something Fuse did liberally. “I’m a 45 spinnin’ on an old Victrola / I’m a two strike swinger, I’m a Pepsi Cola / I’m a blue jean quarterback saying I love you to the prom queen in a Chevy,” Urban — a Taste of Country Music Festival headliner — sings to start “John Cougar,... The chorus and bridge touch on the John 3:16 references. Urban firmly grips the trio’s nostalgic images and delivers each with sincerity you’d expect from a self-written song:. “I’m Mark Twain on the Mississippi / I’m Hemingway with a shot of whiskey / I’m a TV dinner on the tray trying to figure out the Wheel of Fortune / I’m a Texaco star, I’m a Gibson guitar / I’m still a teenage kid trying to go too far / I’m a... The phrase “something for everyone” is overused and typically indicative of a bland meal, but “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” has an everyman quality to it that heightens the song’s sharpness.