Keith Urban and Eric Church Team Up for New Version of ‘We Were’

Keith Urban and Eric Church joined forces for a new version of “We Were” and it just might be even…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 21, 2019

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Keith Urban and Eric Church joined forces for a new version of “We Were” and it just might be even better than the original.

Urban teased the new recording on Sunday (Oct. 20) with a photo of the pair in the studio together.”#WeWere feat. @ericchurchmusic • TOMORROW,” he wrote.

The superstar delivered on his promise Monday morning, sharing the new rendition of the song via social media. The new version of the nostalgic tune features Church’s vocals beginning with the second verse.

It’s the perfect pairing as Church is one of the co-writers on the song, along with Ryan Tyndell and Jeff Hyde. Urban, however, had no idea Church had a hand in writing it until after he recorded it.

“It got sent to me, not by Eric, but by someone who finds songs for me,” Urban previously told Bobby Bones on iHeartRadio’s The Bobby Bones Show. “I didn’t know he was a writer, which was really cool, because it wasn’t until we recorded the song, it was all done, and I found out after the fact.”

Church later opened up about having Urban record one of his songs saying, it was the “coolest thing.”

“It was perfect that he’s the guy that did that and did it better than I could’ve done it,” he shared. “I love hearing it on the radio. It’s fun for me. I came to this town to be a songwriter, so for me, I’m not sure if that’s not as proud as I’ve been as when you get a song cut by somebody else and then it becomes a hit.”

Fans can listen to “We Were” featuring Keith Urban and Eric Church below.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.