Keith Urban Covers Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’

Keith Urban can’t get enough of Taylor Swift’s “Lover. So much so that he covered the song during his performance…

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Lauren Jo Black

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September 1, 2019

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Keith Urban; Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images, Taylor Swift; Photo by Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images

Keith Urban can’t get enough of Taylor Swift’s “Lover. So much so that he covered the song during his performance at the Washington State Fair on Saturday (Aug. 31).

The reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year took to social media to share a short clip of his cover of “Lover,” the title track of Swift’s latest album.

“Every now and then you hear a song that you love and wish you’d written,” he wrote, adding, “and a HUGE thx to my band as well- we didn’t get to rehearse so…. this is us fully winging it.”

After Urban shared the video across his social channels, Swift responded by first sharing the video to her Instagram Stories with the caption, “KEITH URBAN COVERING LOVER FLAWYLESSLY I AM SCREAMING.” She also wrote “this is so beautiful” and tagged Urban.

She then responded on Twitter with an emoji-filled Tweet. “MY HEART EXPLODED INTO CONFETTI HEARTS THANK YOU,” she gushed, adding in prayer hands, hearts and a crying face.

This isn’t the first time Urban has shared his appreciation for “Lover.” When the track was first released in August, Urban immediately took to Twitter to praise Swift over the song.

“Huge shoutout today to @taylorswift13 on the SUPERB new single LOVER,” he wrote. “When a song so exquisitely written becomes a record so gorgeously crafted I feel such a deep sense of gratitude for the “art” of making music.”

Swift responded almost immediately, writing, “ARE YOU KIDDING ME THIS IS THE NICEST THING ANYONE HAS EVER SAID – you’re just the best and so kind to say this.”

Urban and Swift have a long history together. Before breaking into the pop world, Swift spent time on the road opening for Urban on his Escape Together World Tour 2009. In 2013, they joined forces on the song “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw. The track was celebrated with multiple awards, including Musical Event of the Year at the 2013 CMA Awards.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.