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Keith Urban compliments Taylor Swift

Keith Urban opened up about his upcoming nomination with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift for "Highway Don't Care" in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category at “The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards.” Zap2it reported on Jan. 23, 2014 that Urban appreciates what Swift has brought to country music.

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: (L-R) Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw perform during the 2013 CMA Music Festival on June 6, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Urban praised Swift by saying "She's come in and just lit a total fire under the genre” adding "Whatever anybody wants to make of it, we need people to come along and spark a revolution and evolution and expansion. We've needed those people since the beginning of country music, and Taylor is just of her time, perfectly."

Urban discussed the song and the nomination saying "It's such an unusual feeling for me to have a Grammy nomination for playing a guitar solo and I'm very, very grateful for that.” Urban explained how his guitar solo was created adding "I thought the song sounded amazing, and I loved how organic and simple the whole thing was. Tim just called me and said, 'Would you play on it?' I said, 'Send it over.' He did, I went in the studio with it, played the solo and sent it over to him, hoping he'd like it."

McGraw, Swift and Urban earned a spot on the “2014 GRAMMY Nominees” album with their hit "Highway Don’t Care” and Swift also shows up with her single “Begin Again” that is nominated for Best Country Song. Urban and Swift will both be taking the stage to perform during “The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards” beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST Jan. 26, 2014 on CBS.

Swift is making sure her fans are ready for her performance by sharing a picture on Instagram of her rehearsing for the show with the caption “Today at rehearsals for @Grammys. I'm trying to remember.. What was the song a lot of you were saying you wanted me to perform on the #Grammys?”

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