With nearly three-quarter of a million plays on Spotify, Ryan Hurd’s debut single “We Do Us” is proving the songwriter behind songs for Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts can write himself a hit as well.
Written by Hurd with Laura Veltz, who provides background vocals, and Mikey Reeves, the song is a celebration of the joys of couplehood. Hurd sings about he and his lover – in real life, he’s dating fellow artist Maren Morris – going “together like New Year’s Eve and cheap champagne,” and exalting the simple way her smile elicits his own. (Listen to the song below.)
“I love the song because it’s fun, sexy and kind of edgy and doesn’t really sound like anything else that is out there at the moment, but it’s still country music,” Hurd tells Rolling Stone Country. “It’s a really honest look at a fun part of a relationship. I think people really connect with that.”
Next month, Hurd, one of Rolling Stone Country‘s Artists You Need to Know, will embark on a tour with Chase Rice. He recently filmed a performance of “We Do Us” for Vevo’s new-artist “dscvr” series.