Country Throwback: Watch Faith Hill, Keith Urban Blow Away the Grammys in 2006

by Joe Rutland

Country music singers Faith Hill and Keith Urban had a lot of success in country music prior to their amazing 2006 performance at the Grammys.

Before their performance, both Hill and Urban had won Grammy Awards.

So one might think they could just soft-pedal their way through a song and get on with the celebrations. This did not happen because both of them are true professionals.

Urban opens the performance by sitting down, guitar in hand, and singing “You’ll Think of Me.” He won the Grammy that night for Best Male Country Performance.

He finishes, leaves the stage, and Hill enters on a lower stage and starts singing “The Lucky One.” A couple of minutes into her number, Urban shows up with an electric guitar, and both play and sing together.

Hill captured her Grammy for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals with her husband, Tim McGraw, on “Like We Never Loved at All.”

The Grammys performance sends those gathered at the awards ceremony into a frenzy. It’s six-plus minutes of two of country music’s finest singers giving it their all in front of fans in the audience and watching on TV.

Check out their incredible singing and playing talents in this throwback to 2006.

Faith Hill Hits No. 1 In 1998 with ‘Let Me Go’

Hill, as mentioned earlier, already had established herself as a top-line country music singer, songwriter, and winner of multiple Grammys. In 1998, her song “Let Me Go” reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Country Music charts.

The song was connected to a Kevin Costner-Paul Newman Film, “Message In A Bottle,” in 1999.

Songwriter Dennis Morgan, who penned “Let Me Go” along with Steve Diamond, said it took a long time to get accepted by anyone, including Hill.

“This song took several years to get recorded after we wrote it,” Diamond said. “I did five different demos of it…because I believed in it! And when I started playing it around town, people loved it, but the comment was frequently, ‘It’s got too many chord changes!

“Some songs you let go, and this song I believed in so much that I kept demoing it,” Diamond said. “Fortunately, [Hill’s producer] Dann Huff got it and loved the song and waited for the right artist to cut it on. He played it for Faith, and she loved it. She did such a fantastic job. We were thrilled.”

Here’s the official video for Hill singing “Let Me Go.”

Keith Urban Joins Miranda Lambert for Duet

Miranda Lambert usually can bring her fans to tears in singing “The House That Built Me” all by herself. She’s done duets with the song before, though.

At the 2019 ACM Honors Awards, Lambert and old friend Urban join up to sing it. Lambert has won two Grammys, including one for this song.

Their friendship goes back to when the pair began touring together in 2005. In 2013, the duo joined forces when they recorded a duet together called “We Were Us.”

The track quickly became a success, landing spots on the “U.S. Country Airplay and “Hot Country” charts. It also garnered the 26th position on “Billboard Hot 100.”

Take a look at Lambert and Urban performing “The House That Built Me.”