Raise 'Em Up

"Raise 'Em Up"
Single by Keith Urban featuring Eric Church
from the album Fuse
Released 26 January 2015 (2015-01-26)
Format Digital download
Genre Country
Length 3:04
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Somewhere in My Car"
"Raise 'Em Up"
"John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16"
Eric Church singles chronology
"Raise 'Em Up"
"Like a Wrecking Ball"

"Raise 'Em Up" is a song written by Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston and Jeffrey Steele and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban as a duet with American country music singer Eric Church. It was released in January 2015 as the fifth international single, sixth overall and final single from Urban's 2013 album Fuse.


According to Urban, when he sent a demo to Church with the intent of having him serve as a duet partner on it, Church asked, "How do you write a song as good as that?" and Urban replied that he did not write the song. Regarding his own reaction to hearing the demo, Urban said that "I was floored" and added, "There’s so much imagery in the song and it’s written in such a way that you can fill in all the blanks. I love that kind of style of songwriting".[1]


The song is a mid-tempo country song speaking about various objects being "raise[d]" up, such as lighters at a concert, "raising one's voice", and raising children.[1]

Critical reception

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country reviewed the single favorably, saying that "In barely three minutes, Urban’s new single from ‘Fuse’ goes from a wild weekend to raising kids, all while hinting at the preciousness of time. Rarely is so much said in so little time with so much efficiency and emotion."[2]

The song was nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

Music video

The music video is in black-and-white, and was directed by Chris Hicky and premiered in April 2015.[3]


From Fuse liner notes.[4]

Chart performance

The song has sold 250,000 copies in the US as of June 2015.[5]

Chart (2015) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 47
Canada Country (Billboard)[7] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 56
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[9] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 8

Year-end charts

Chart (2015) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[11] 44
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 55
Preceded by
by Zac Brown Band
Billboard Canada Country
number-one single

May 2–23, 2015
Succeeded by
"Sippin' on Fire"
by Florida Georgia Line
Preceded by
"Say You Do"
by Dierks Bentley
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

May 23, 2015
Succeeded by
"A Guy Walks Into a Bar"
by Tyler Farr


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