The Fighter - Keith Urban ft Carrie Underwood
Two blockbuster Country music artists combine for our next LCM #TrackOfTheDay 'The Fighter' by Keith Urban and featuring Carrie Underwood. It's taken from Keith's 2016 album 'Ripcord' and won the CMT Music Award for 'Collaborative Video of the Year'. The track is a real earworm and I must confess the first time I heard the song on the radio, I thought it was Christina Aguilera doing the female vocal. Keith Urban co-wrote and co-produced the song with busbee.
It is about a man promising that he will defend and support a woman. Keith said of the song's evolution as "I was working with busbee that day; we were in London. 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". He continued and said "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.