Keith Urban is a unique performer in that he has great on-stage chemistry with everyone he performs alongside. He always looks to be having the time of his life, and this special duet was no different.
“We Were Us” was originally recorded with Miranda Lambert in 2013, and appeared on Urban’s album Fuse. The original track it earned a spot in the top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100. Check out the original music video for the tune below.
After hearing Lauren Alaina‘s opening set, Urban knew the vocal powerhouse could handle Miranda’s part. He couldn’t resist asking the “Road Less Traveled” singer to join him on-stage for a duet. The two singers bring a new energy to this fan favorite.
Keith Urban uploaded a video of the performance on Facebook, saying “Hey Lauren Alaina – I got an open mic for u anytime.” Sadly, the duo is unlikely to sing together again anytime soon, as they are both actively on the road.
You may recognize Alaina from American Idol’s season 11. She competed neck-in-neck with Scotty McCreery, ultimately earning the runner-up title. She then released her first single “Like My Mother Does,” which sold over 200,000 copies during the first two months of release. It was this song that launched her into the beginning of a wild ride as a contemporary country-pop artist.
She signed with Mercury Nashville shortly after the single caught on, and released her first full length album in 2011 titled Wildflower. The album rocked the charts with a number five spot on the Billboard 200 and number two on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart.
Alaina released her second full-length album, Road Less Traveled, in 2017. Pop star Meghan Trainor and producer/songwriter Jesse Frasure co-wrote the title track with Alaina. The singer just dropped a lyric video for “Doin’ Fine,” and it’s definitely worth a listen.
Sing along with the full lyrics of Keith Urban’s song ‘We Were Us’ …
Oh, Hail Marys
God, I miss when you were mineBack when that song was a song
I could sing along without thinkin bout you every time it came on
Every beat, every line, every word, every time
When a road was a road
I could roll on through without wishin that empty seat was you
Money was gas, dreams were dust
Love was fast and we were usShotgun sunset
A cool mint kiss
God, I miss when you were mineIn a sleepy town, just jumping in
Far too young to know that summers end
We were us, we can’t go back
It’s what it is, but God I missEvery beat, every line, every word, every single time
I just close my eyes and you’re ridin shotgun
You and me, baby, on the run
I can feel your heartbeat, baby