Four-time GRAMMY® Award winner and reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban released a brand-new version of his hit single, “We Were,” now featuring labelmate and friend Eric Church. Church, a three-time CMA and six-time ACM winner himself, wrote the song along with Ryan Tyndell and Jeff Hyde. He adds his own unmistakable vocals to the nostalgic track.
“I heard that my buddy Eric was a writer on ‘We Were,’ so I thought ‘hey, what a cool opportunity for people to get to hear a writer singing,’” Keith says. “I think this guy could be really big!!!!!”
“We Were” is Keith Urban’s 40th Top 10 single on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart, marking another in a long line of Top 10 hits, including a record setting streak of 38 – the longest by any artist on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart.
Keith’s recently announced European tour, his first in more than a decade, kicks off in Amsterdam on May 2nd.
Church, meanwhile, recently topped the charts with his reflective track “Some Of It” and is currently making his way up the charts with his latest, “Monsters.” He’s on the road with his unrivaled Double Down Tour, featuring back-to-back nights of marathon shows sans-opening act in nearly 30 markets, as well as select one-night-only engagements including at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, where he broke the venue’s concert attendance record with 56,521 fans.
Keith Urban (We Were writers) OC: …completely original. :28
“It made sense when I heard it, not only Eric, but Ryan and Jeff as well. The three of them together have a particular thing, you know? I think they wrote ‘Springsteen,’ as well. They just have a good chemistry, the three of them. But Eric has such a knack for storytelling anyway and choosing images and lyrics that they seem like a thousand people must have used them before, and yet they’re completely original.”
“Hey everyone! It’s Keith Urban here. This is a brand new version of my song ‘We Were’ featuring one of the song’s writers and my good friend, Eric Church. Check it out.”
“Hey! Keith Urban here. That was ‘We Were’ featuring me and of course my good buddy, Eric Church.”