Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood Take the Blows

How “The Fighter” Will Heal at the Grammys

When all eyes are on the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 12), Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood will have their eyes on each other.

They’ll be singing Urban’s latest single, “The Fighter,” together on the show, and it sounds like they’ll be ready for anything that comes their way. Just like the song says.

“It’s a song about helping to heal and protect someone you love,” Urban said, adding that it comes from a very real place. “It’s a song about reassurance that you’ll always be there to take the blows the world can throw.

“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 … 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.”

Urban thinks that his voice blends well with Underwood’s and that she was unquestionably the right choice (Remember when they performed Stevie Nicks’ 1981 hit “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” on the American Idol finale?).

Urban’s last single “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” has two Grammy Award nominations, one for best country solo performance and best country song.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.