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Urban raises up new video Tuesday

Monday, March 30, 2015 – Keith Urban will debut his new music video for "Raise 'Em Up," the fifth single from "Fuse," on Tuesday to Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

The video for the song featuring Eric Church, was shot in Nashville last month and will premiered tomorrow as well.

"Some of the idea for this video started with me playing with my phone one day, filming our girls jumping in slow motion," said Urban. "That's all that they were doing, just jumping up in the air in slo mo. We put 'Raise 'Em Up' on and were watching this film of our girls, and they just went together beautifully. It was so simple, and emotional, and it captured some of the spirit of what I feel is at the heart of this song."

"My favorite part of this video were the candid moments that were captured between Keith and I on film," said Church. "It's cool that a number of those made it in the final version. To me, they really reify the emotion of the moment and experience."

The Grammy nominated single, "Raise 'Em Up," is Urban's 33rd top 10. Urban and Church will perform the song for the first time on network television on the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 19th at 8 p.m. eastern.

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