Keith Urban’s latest single “We Were,” which was written by Eric Church, is making its way up the country charts into the top twenty this week.
Urban recorded the song before he even knew it was Church who co-wrote it and then texted Church with the news after the song was finished.
Church says, “That was the coolest thing for me as I didn’t send Keith the song and say, ‘Here’s a song I wrote.’ He found it, and honestly, it fits him more than it fits me. There’s a line in there about ‘two heartbeats in the moonlight in leather jackets on a back of a Harley.’ I don’t ride a Harley. That’s a line, call it ‘poetic license.’ That’s where it came from. He and Nicole used to do that when they first started dating, and they were touring, they would jump on his Harley and they would put on their leather jackets and they’d go ride up in the countryside before the show. I did not know that until after he cut that song.”
Church continued, “I truly believe songs find the path that they’re supposed to find, and that one was supposed to be with him. Now, as it goes No. 1 in a few weeks, um (laughs) I’m gonna rethink that a little. Naw, it was perfect that he’s the guy that did that and did it better than I could’ve done it. 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.”