Keith & Eric Hit #1
Keith Urban charts his 18th Number One hit with “Raise ‘Em Up,” featuring Eric Church. The song claims the Number One spot on both the Billboard and the Aircheck/Mediabase Country charts. The song is also Keith’s fourth chart-topper from his Fuse album.
Keith says that he had been looking for a song on which to collaborate with Eric, and this one raised its hand.
“It wasn’t written as a duet, but it just struck me as the perfect song. There’s a particular theme really in the song, particularly in the second verse that I felt was just perfect for Eric. I sent him the song, and he loved it. And I was really happy that he came in and sang on it.”
Keith will perform during tonight’s first of two-night finale of American Idol. He will return to judge the final season of American Idol in 2016, along with Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr.