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Keith Urban Finally Gets to Celebrate “We Were Us” Songwriters

photo by Carissa Riccardi

Keith Urban wanted to give a party for the writers of his duet with Miranda Lambert, “We Were Us,” for the longest time.

After all, the tune hit No. 1 in November of last year and a celebration had still not been held. Logistics proved the main problem, as Keith’s and Miranda’s schedules never quite aligned.

Keith finally decided that he had to just put schedules aside and thank the three “We Were Us” writers: Nicolle Galyon, Jon Nite and Jimmy Robbins.

He hosted a No. 1 party for them Monday afternoon (Aug. 25) at Music City Tippler. For Jon and Nicolle, “We Were Us” marked their first No. 1 single.

Miranda could not attend but sent along a thank-you video for the party.

“It should be celebrated,” Miranda said. “I am very thrilled to have a little piece of it.”

Keith noted in his remarks that Miranda actually played a huge part in the song.

“I loved it from the second I heard it. Miranda’s voice was the first thing that popped into my mind,” Keith said. “It was so fun to be able to do a song like that [with Miranda].”

Following the presentation of plaques, Keith and the three writers performed “We Were Us,” with Nicolle taking on Miranda’s vocal parts.

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