Keith Urban covers Taylor Swift’s “Lover” live

    Swift thought the rendition was “beautiful.”

    Keith Urban performing at ABC Good Morning America
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    Keith Urban surprised fans during the Washington State Fair stop of his Graffiti U tour on August 31 with a cover of Taylor Swift’s “Lover.”

    The country star later shared his heartwarming rendition on Twitter, admitting that he wished he’d written the song. “Every now and then you hear a song that you love and wish you’d written,” Urban wrote. “And a huge thanks to my band as well—we didn’t get to rehearse, so this is us fully winging it.”

    Swift caught wind of the cover and responded via Instagram stories. “Keith Urban covering ‘Lover’ flawlessly. I am screaming, this is so beautiful,” she wrote, alongside a snippet of the performance.

    “Lover” is the title track of Swift’s latest studio album, which also includes “The Archer,” “You Need to Calm Down” and “Me!,” featuring Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie.

    Check out Urban’s cover of “Lover” here: