Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood Team Up to Sing “The Fighter” at the Grammy Awards [+Listen to Keith’s New Single]

Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood Team Up to Sing “The Fighter” at the Grammy Awards [+Listen to Keith’s New Single]

Keith Urban’s new single, “The Fighter,” which features Carrie Underwood, will make its broadcast debut at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12 as Keith and Carrie team up for a performance of the song.

“The Fighter,” which is the fifth single from Keith’s Ripcord album, is his first-ever duet with Carrie. The tune is built on spacey guitars, sweeping waves of synth and a futuristic Top 40 feel, but its theme is all country: a question-and-answer story about a girl making sure her commitment to a new love isn’t a mistake.

“It’s just real,” Keith says to Nash Country Daily. “Some of the lines in the song I’ve said and heard before.”

After writing the tune with busbee, Keith knew it needed a commanding female presence and Carrie’s voice seemed perfect for the job.

“We toured together a long time back [before our recent December 2016 tour], and watching her sing I feel like I know a lot about her voice and her style and how she does what she does, where her tone is and what she’s capable of doing,” Keith said. “I love hearing her in that context, too. She hasn’t even begun to explore what her talent can do yet, in my opinion.”

“I loved the song when I first heard it and was excited to work with Keith on new music,” said Carrie in a statement. “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 Grammys.”

Listen to “The Fighter” below, and tune in to the Grammys on Feb. 12 on CBS.

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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

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