Yes, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban Are Collaborating at the 2017 Grammy Awards
It's official: Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban will share the stage during the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Both Urban and Underwood were revealed as performers for the upcoming awards show via a TV spot that aired during the NFL playoffs on Saturday night (Jan. 14). A press release confirmed the news, and announced that the two country stars will be performing together during the event.
Urban and Underwood spent much of December on tour together in Australia and New Zealand. No further details about their Grammys collaboration are known, but Urban's newest studio album, Ripcord, includes a duet with Underwood, called "The Fighter."
"She’s really, really talented, and she’s just really starting to discover what she can do as a singer, so I was really happy she wanted to sing on this song,” Urban gushes of Underwood. “It’s not a traditional duet, where there’s a lot for the girl to sing, but it’s an important role in the song."
Both Urban and Underwood are nominated at the 2017 Grammy Awards: He is up for Best Country Album (Ripcord), Best Country Song (“Blue Ain’t Your Color”) and Best Country Solo Performance (also “Blue Ain’t Your Color), while she is up for Best Country Solo Performance (“Church Bells”). More performers will be added as the awards ceremony draws closer.
The 59th annual Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. The Late Late Show host James Corden will host the televised ceremony, which will begin at 8PM ET on CBS; the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony will begin at 3:30PM ET and be available to stream online.
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