Dancers Lyle Beniga and Lindsay Richardson, who both appeared briefly in the original video clip, take center stage in the dancers only version of "The Fighter," a collaboration between two of country's biggest stars, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood. The freestyle street dancing injects a new energy into the song, featuring a classic country call and response on the chorus. Directed by John Urbano (Justin Timberlake, One Direction), the visual is doused with Instagram-like filters of blue, red and purple hues.
"John said, ‘I know this girl who dances, sort of street dancing,” says Urban in a press statement about the new video. “I don’t even know what it is,’ 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 “dancer’s version.”
Urban and Underwood are expected to perform "The Fighter" tonight (April 2) on the 52nd annual ACM Awards. Early winners include Florida Georgia Line--who snagged Single Record of the Year (for "H.O.L.Y.") and Vocal Event (for the Tim McGraw-assisted "May We All"--and Lori McKenna (the first female to ever win Songwriter of the Year). The show airs live on CBS at 8/7c.
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