Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood Bring ‘The Fighter’ to Country Radio
The song is the fifth single from his GRAMMY-nominated album, Ripcord, following the chart-topping success of “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” “Wasted Time,” “Break on Me,” and his latest smash, “Blue Ain’t Your Color.”
Urban penned the tune alongside busbee, whom he also co-produced the track with. He says writing it came pretty easy.
“I could hear most of the song already in my head on the ride to the studio that day, where busbee and I were already working,” Urban explains. “I was thinking about how long it’d been since I heard a song with a guy and girl actually speaking back and forth to each other.”
Once the song was written, Urban turned to none other than seven-time GRAMMY winner Underwood to enlist her vocals on the track.
“Carrie and I had sung together before and I thought our voices blended really well – so she was unquestionably the right choice,” Urban shares. “It was such a relief that she wanted to do it.”
Underwood, who will join Urban for the television debut of the song at the GRAMMYs on Sunday, was happy to take part.
“I loved the song when I first heard it and was excited to work with Keith on new music,” Underwood says. “I had such a great time touring Australia and New Zealand with him in December, and can’t wait to perform “The Fighter” on The GRAMMY’S!”
Fans can tune in to the 59th Annual Grammy Awards this Sunday, February 12th, on CBS.