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Keith Urban performed a song called “Burden” at the ACM Awards last week and has now produced a two-minute video about the song for fans to see how it all came about.

“Burden” was originally written and recorded by Irish singer/songwriter Foy Vance. Urban explains in the video how he found the song.

“We played at the 02 in London and Ed (Sheeran) came out to see us play,” explains Urban. “We talked about Foy (Vance), who’s an incredible musician and songwriter. The next day, I had a day off in London, so I got on my bike and put my headphones on and road around London for like two hours listening to Foy non-stop.”

Keith continued, “And when I got back to Nashville, I realized that I had never seen him play live – he must be fantastic – so I jumped on YouTube and heard this song ‘Burden’ and just fell in love with him. I thought, ‘I’d love to be able to do a version of the song – the way that I was feeling it in my heart.’”

Fans can stream the new song here.


-Nancy Brooks