In October, Keith Urban released a new version of “We Were” featuring Eric Church. Keith says, the fact that Eric was one of the co-writers, is the reason he released another version. Keith explains: As soon as I found out he was a writer, the first thing I wanted to do is I wanted to hear him sing that song, cause in my head I heard it top to bottom, so I called him and I said, Would you come in some time and do a version? At the end of the summer, he came by and spent a couple of hours at Sound Emporium Studios. Just hearing him sing the song and do his own thing to it — changing all the phrasing, changing the melody, the odd lyric changing. I sat there and watched him sing it several times back to back, and he never did it the same way twice…ever. And I said to him, ‘You change it every time. He goes, Yeah. Why would I do the same thing twice? It’s just the way he rolls, and it’s because he’s a storyteller. He’s an amazing songwriter; one of the best in town period, and he’s a great storyteller.
And Keith has a Christmas song he just released!