Keith Urban Shares The Inspiration Behind “The Fighter” And It Will Melt Your Heart

Early this year, Keith Urban released his duet with Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter.” It was the fifth single from his 2016 album, Ripcord. Because of the song’s success, Urban and Underwood had the pleasure of performing it at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Have you ever wondered what the story behind this song was? Well, Keith recently shared that story. Here it is…

“I was actually driving to the studio to work on this other song we started, and I had most of it the chorus in my head, and it felt like I had most of the song in my head — the verses just had to flesh out. I walked into the studio and played the chord progression, and he built this track really quickly, and then I could sing over the top of it.

I think we put down the chorus pretty much straight away, with busbee filling in where the girl would sing. I still have a copy of him — [mimics Underwood’s part] — and so, that’s what I had as a placeholder for a long time, until I beautifully heard Carrie’s voice on it finally one day.

It was just a very quick, quick song to write, because I literally thought about Nic and I and our relationship in the beginning, and some of the things we had said all went into that song,” said Urban via source.


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