Yesterday Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood took to Instagram to announce that their single together Fighter (off Keith Urban’s most recent album Ripcord)will be a duet they will perform together at the 2017 Grammy Awards! This song has already been nominated for a CMA award and been a major success in Keith Urbans home of Australia, and now the amazing duet is getting released as a single in the States. The best part is Keith and Carrie will debut “The Fighter” for the first time on TV on Sunday’s Grammys.
“Writing ‘The Fighter’ came pretty quickly,” Keith says of the tune. “I could hear most the song already in my head on the ride to the studio that day… I was thinking about how long it’s been since I heard a song with a guy and a girl actually speaking back and forth to each other,” he recalls.
“Carrie and I had sung together before,” he adds, “and I thought our voices blended really well, so she was unquestionably the right choice. It was such a relief that she wanted to do it.”
“I loved the song when I first heard it,” Carrie says, “and was excited to work with Keith on new music. I had such a great time touring Australia and New Zealand with him in December…”
“The Fighter” is the fifth single from Keith’s album, RIPCORD. All the previous releases from the record have gone to #1.