We Were Us" is a song written by Nicolle Galyon, Jimmy Robbins, and Jon Nite and recorded by New Zealand-born Australian country music singer Keith Urban as a duet with American country music singer Miranda Lambert. It was released in September 2013 as the second international single and third overall from Urban's 2013 album .
The song is the narrators' reminiscence of lost love. Lambert sings the first verse, Urban sings the second verse, and both sing the choruses and bridge together. The song is set in the key of
D major with a vocal range of A 3-A 5. 
Giving it 4 out of 5 stars, Matt Bjorke of
Roughstock compared its theme favorably to " Springsteen" by Eric Church, and praised the blending of Urban's and Lambert's voices, although he criticized the production as "a bit too busy and loud". 
"We Were Us" won Musical Event of the Year at the 2014
CMA Awards. 
From liner notes to
The music video was directed by Reid Long and premiered in November 2013.
The song debuted at number 49 on
Country Airplay for the week ending 21 September 2013. The next week, it climbed to number 29, while debuting at 24 on Hot Country Songs. Its chart run has overlapped with Lambert's single "  All Kinds of Kinds", the fifth from her album . The song has sold 566,000 copies in the US as of January 2014. Four the Record This would be Keith's last top 30 hit on the  until " Billboard Hot 100 Blue Ain't Your Color" in 2016.
Charts and certifications
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