The two legendary country singers Keith Urban and Carried Underwood performed on American Idol’s last season finale. They sang a duet of “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” recreating Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks.
Underwood opened the song though Urban was already present on the stage. The other stars who appeared on the final episode of the show included Kelly Clarkson, Scotty McCreery, Bucky Covington, Casey James, Josh Gracin, Kellie Pickler and Lauren Alaina, Boot reported.
Revealing the details of his new album, Keith said: “Carrie and I toured together a few years ago and every night we’d do a song together. I’ve always loved singing with her. We had written this song, ‘The Fighter,’ that needed a female voice, and Carrie’s voice immediately came to mind. I can’t wait for people to hear it and hope that we get to do it live.” The song is about a guy called Busbee, CMT reports.
The “So Small” singer was the winner of American Idol in 2015 while Urban had been the judge of four American Idol seasons.
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“The Fighter” is included in Urban’s new album Ripcord which will be out on May 6. His new album also includes a song with Pitbull, Sun Don’t Let Me Down.”I got Pitbull, and Carrie’s on the record — Carrie Underwood’s on there, as well,” the 48-year-old singer said according to ET.
Urban added,“I’ve always loved his vocal style and swagger, and in that moment I could hear his voice in the breakdown of the song. So I called (producer Nile Rodgers) and asked him if he could send the song to Pitbull. Thankfully he felt it, spat out a verse, and it was the most incredible feeling hearing him on the track for the first time.” Urban said Pitbull suited the song’s spirit.
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The two country stars toured together back in 2008 for promoting their albums Love, Pain and the Whole Crazy Thing, and Carnival Ride.