Keith Urban Brings Eric Church Into Studio for “We Were” Remake


There are some country artists that just love collaborating with other artists. Vince Gill is certainly one and it turns out that Keith Urban is, too. That’s why he brought “We Were” songwriter Eric Church in to collaborate on a remake of the hit song.

“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. He then jokes, “I think this guy could be really big!”

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The resulting recording is a delicious blend of two uniquely different voices. Full of texture and grit, warmth and sincerity, each singer stands out on his own verse, but come together seamlessly, creating a rich harmony that you might not expect of the pairing.

Eric co-wrote “We Were” with Ryan Tyndall and Jeff Hyde, and had actually forgotten about the song until Keith called him to say he was recording it.

Keith has mentioned that he is performing “We Were” on the upcoming CMA Awards, and Eric has also mentioned that he will sing on the show, but no one has confirmed that the two will recreate that studio magic when the CMA Awards air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 13. The likelihood seems pretty high, though!