Keith Urban has announced “Raise ‘Em Up” as the latest single from his Fuse album. Balancing a light, airy feel with some real emotional heft, the track also features vocals from Eric Church. Check it out:
“Eric and I have been friends for a couple of years,” said Urban in a press release. “I was hoping we could figure out a song to do at some point, and when ‘Raise Em Up’ came my way, I knew I’d found the one. I sent it to Eric and he loved it. Nathan Chapman and I created the track, Eric came down and we both sang, and it was all done in half a day!”
Written by Jaren Johnston, Jeffrey Steele and Tom Douglas, “Raise ‘Em Up” is a tribute to a few things in life that are worth toasting — like your favorite band on a Saturday night, a fallen American soldier and raising children.
A tiptoeing acoustic guitar leads an understated melody, while some light electronic processing helps create a slightly unsettled mood, somber and yet grateful at the same time.
The song has been nominated for a Grammy for best country duo/group performance and follows three Billboard No. 1’s from the Fuse album: “Little Bit of Everything,” “We Were Us” and “Somewhere in My Car.”