Keith Urban Revisits ‘We Were’ With Its Co-Writer, Eric Church [LISTEN]
Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell co-wrote "We Were," Urban's new, pop-friendly tale of simpler times spent with a former flame. Urban released the original version of the track back in May. In their collaboration version, Church and Urban share verses of the story of bittersweet memories that lead the narrator to reckon, "I am who I am / I just miss who I was when we were."
Urban has shared previously that he cut "We Were" without knowing that it's a Church co-write. "I found out and I called Eric, and I was like, 'Dude, I just cut this song.' He was thrilled," Urban recounted back in May. "I said, 'I had no idea that you were a writer on it.' He said, 'Well that's even better, because it means you really loved the song.' I do. I really love the song."
Urban and Curch's new version of "We Were" reunites the singers of the 2013 collaboration "Raise 'Em Up." It also pairs two CMA Entertainer of the Year hopefuls shortly before the 2019 CMA Awards, which are set for Nov. 13. Urban is the defending ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year.
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