“The Fighter” was one of the most successful songs on the said album. It peaked at number two spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Carrie Underwood contributed to the success of the song. She joined Keith Urban to make “The Fighter” one of best songs of 2017. Apart from that, the song was certified platinum on August 7, 2017. As of April 2018, the song has sold a total of 888,000 copies in the U.S alone.
Keith Urban, himself, along with Busbee pooled resources for the words and lyrics of “The Fighter.” Apart from that, Nicole Kidman was Keith Urban’s inspiration for writing the song. Moreover, the single was part of his album “Ripcord.” As mentioned above, the song was released on February 7, 2017.
On February 12, 2017, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood performed “The Fighter” live at the 59th Grammy Awards. Then, they also played the song at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards on April 2, 2017. On June 7, 2017, they performed the song at the 2017 CMT Music Awards. The song has entered the record charts of Australia, Canada, the United States, Belgium, and Scotland, where it became Urban’s first song to enter the Scottish and Belgian charts.
According to Urban, the song evolved 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.”
Indeed, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are two of the best country artists of this generation. Because of their taste and style, country music was able to penetrate the younger generation. They have the power to make country music more appealing to this generation. But for us traditionalist, we always love the good old days.
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