Keith Urban recalls collaborating with Taylor Swift after the pop superstar texted him in the middle of his Christmas shopping at the local mall: “I was in the food court!”
Music legend Keith Urban has revealed the behind-the-scenes story of his sensational duet That’s When with superstar Taylor Swift.
Appearing on The Project on Friday, Urban, 54, said the 32-year-old musician texted him out of the blue in December 2020.
Urban told Georgie Tunny from the project that he was in the middle of his Christmas shopping at Bondi in Sydney when he picked up the message from the glamorous hitmaker.
Music legend Keith Urban (pictured on The Project on Friday) has revealed the behind-the-scenes story of his sensational That’s When duet with superstar Taylor Swift
“I was in the food hall in Bondi,” Urban said with a laugh, recalling the moment. ‘I was getting a pizza. True story.
‘I shop Chrissie at the mall. I get a text from her. She said, “I have a few songs I want you to sing.”
“So she passed them on. I was sitting in the food court with my headphones inside, listening to this. The next time I was in the studio in Sydney, I was singing on it.
The 32-year-old musician texted him out of the blue in December 2020 about singing on her upcoming album. Pictured: Swift at the 2022 American Music Awards
Urban’s vocals appear on That’s When, a track featured on Swift’s 2021 re-recorded version of her 2008 album Fearless.
Elsewhere in the chat, Urban gushed about his wife Nicole Kidman.
The 55-year-old Hollywood superstar made headlines this week after donating $150,000 (US$100,000) to AIDS charity Broadway Cares.
Kidman paid the money after buying a signed hat that Hugh Jackman wears on the hit show The Music Man at an auction.
“I was in the food hall in Bondi,” Urban said with a laugh, recalling the moment. ‘I was getting a pizza. True story’
A video of Kidman walking down the aisle of the Winter Garden Theater in New York, leaving viewers shocked, has gone viral.
“I think she thought she was buying Hugh,” Urban joked at first.
The musician added: “She’s extremely generous, that’s typically her.”
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift has been named Australia’s favorite pop star, according to Spotify’s 2022 campaign wrap.
The American singer, who released her new album Midnights in October, is Down Under’s most streamed artist.
He then recalled how he listened to the unreleased tracks as he finished shopping. “Next thing I knew I was in a studio in Sydney singing on it,” he said.