Four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban releases the fifth single from his Grammy Award-nominated album RIPCORD today. “The Fighter,” featuring Carrie Underwood, comes on the heels of six consecutive #1 songs, including four from RIPCORD, highlighted by its predecessor “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which received two Grammy Award nominations for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song.
“Writing ‘The Fighter’ came pretty quickly. “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. 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.“
For “The Fighter,” Urban enlisted the help of 7-time Grammy-award winning, multi-platinum superstar, Carrie Underwood.
“It comes from a very real place,” said Urban. “It’s a song about helping to heal and protect someone you love. It’s a song about reassurance that you’ll always be there to take the blows the world can throw. Carrie and I had sung together before 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 and was excited to work with Keith on new music,” said Underwood. “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!”
“The Fighter” will see its broadcast debut, when Underwood takes the stage alongside Urban at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, Sunday, February 12th on CBS.