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Keith Urban Shares Alternate ‘Dancers’ Version’ of ‘The Fighter’ Music Video

Keith Urban has shared an alternate music video for his single “The Fighter,” featuring Carrie Underwood. The clip features dancers Lindsay Richardson, who appears in the original “The Fighter” video, and Lyle Beniga.

Readers can press play above to see the “dancers’ version” of Urban’s “The Fighter” music video. Richardson and Beniga choreographed their moves for the clip, and John Urbano directed the new video.

“John said, ‘I know this girl who dances, sort of street dancing; I don’t even know what it is,’” Urban recalls in a press release, “but it was so good, and John said, ‘Listen to the song and watch her dance at the same time,’ and they just went together so incredibly well that we decided to put out a full ‘dancers’ version.'”

“The Fighter” is written in a call-and-response style, so it sounds as though Urban and Underwood are replying back and forth to one another in the song’s chorus. Urban says that the song came to him “pretty quickly,” and that he was inspired by “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.”

“It’s a song about helping to heal and protect someone you love. It’s a song about reassurance that you’ll always be there to take the blows the world can throw,” Urban adds. “Carrie and I had sung together before, and I thought our voices blended really well — so she was unquestionably the right choice. It was such a relief that she wanted to do it.”

Urban drew on his relationship with wife Nicole Kidman to write the lyrics of “The Fighter.”

“I literally thought about Nic and I and our relationship in the beginning,” Urban explains, “and some of the things we had said all went into that song.

Urban and Underwood will perform “The Fighter” during Sunday night’s (April 2) 2017 ACM Awards ceremony.

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