Keith Urban knew Carrie Underwood had ‘to be the girl’ on ‘The Fighter’

Keith Urban has had quite a run with his latest album “Ripcord” and the country music starring said he owes a lot of that success to Carrie Underwood.

Urban spoke to Fox News about his duet with Underwood and shared his thoughts on the rumors that “American Idol” is returning.

Fox News : How did you pick Carrie Underwood as your duet partner for your ballad “The Fighter? “
Keith Urban : Its a combination of a lot of things I believe. The spirit is right and her voice is unbelievable. I love singing with her. I love the way her voice sits with where I sing and this song. When we wrote it, we both just said, “It’s Carrie. She’s got to be the girl for sure.” Fox News : What do you think of some buzz American Idol might return?
Urban : I loved doing it. I really loved doing it. I miss the camaraderie[ of] working with Harry, and Jen and Ryan was really really fun, like family. So you know, if that were to happen in some form, I’d be curious. But right now …[ I’m] full on busy. Watch Fox News’ entire interview with Urban in the video above .

Fox News Entertainment Producer Ashley Dvorkin covers celebrity news, red carpets, TV, music, and movies. Dvorkin, winner of the 2011 CMA Media Achievement Award, is also host of “Fox 411 Country, ” “Star Traveler, ” “Fox 411 Big Screen, ” and “Fox on Reddit.”

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