Keith Urban wrote “The Fighter,” his fifth single from hisRipcord album with busbee. The song was inspired by his early relationship with his wifeNicole Kidman, and it was apparently written very quickly, especially given the inspiration behind it.


“The idea came very, very quickly. I was working with busbee that day. We were in London, and I was actually driving to the studio to work on this other song that we’d started, and I had most of the chorus in my head and felt like I had most of the song in my head; just had to flesh out the gist of the verses and everything. I walked into the studio and played him the chord progression, and he built this track really quickly, and then I could sing over the top of it,” says Keith. “It was just a very, very quick song to write, because I literally just thought about Nic and I and our relationship at the beginning and some of the things that we’d said and they all went into that song.”

Keith takes “The Fighter,” plus several more of his hits to Paso Robles on Wednesday (July 26th).