Keith Urban and Eric Church's paths have crossed before, notably in 2013 when Church supplied guest vocals on the Fuse
track "Raise 'Em Up
." Church co-wrote "We Were," but Urban didn't know that when he heard it.
"It got sent to me, not by Eric, but by someone who finds songs for me," Urban told Bobby Bones on his radio 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."
After Urban found out that Church was the co-writer, he called to tell him he'd just cut "We Were" and had no idea he was a writer on it. Church was thrilled that Urban had recorded the song. Even better was the fact he didn't know he'd co-penned as it meant he really loved the track.