Keith Urban charts his 16th Number One hit this week with “We Were Us.” The duet with Miranda Lambert is the first male/female collaboration to reach the top spot in more than two years since Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood did it with “Remind Me. “We Were Us” is also the second chart-topper — it follows “Little Bit of Everything” — from Keith’s Fuse CD.
Keith tells The Dr. Don Show with Rachael and Grunwald that the recording process with Miranda was very free and easy. “Miranda was so loose in the studio in doing the song together, at the end I wanted us to just vamp a little bit on the outro, just ad lib things and be in the moment. I said ‘Is it cool if we just both stand at the same mic and sing?’ And she was like, ‘Yea.’ So, we put the head phones on and stood at one mic and just sang, and that’s what’s on the record. I love the fact that, that’s the kind of record she makes, don’t overthink it, just get out there and sing. The engineers afterwards were complaining that they couldn’t change our voice levels (laughs), but I went, ‘It is what it is, whatever levels they are is what it is.’”
Keith will perform as part of the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! taking place in Los Angeles and airing live on CBS on December 6th.