Eric Church got a little bit of Texas help for his new single, out today.

"Desperate Man," Eric Church’s new song from his October album of the same name, is a swampy tune about a trip to a fortune teller (perfect for a Friday the 13th release date). It’s Church’s first new song in almost three years, following the surprise release of 2015’s "Mr. Misunderstood."

On that album, Church name-dropped a lot of different artists from Hank Williams to Elvis Costello, as well as Texas troubadour Ray Wylie Hubbard.

At the time, Hubbard and Church didn’t know each other, but a professional relationship started in in 2017, when Church invited Hubbard on stage at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. A year later, Church made an appearance at Hubbard’s Texas Heritage Songwriters Association induction.

PHOTOS: Eric Church performs at the Austin360 Amphitheater on April 28, 2018

And now, the two are songwriting partners. 

"eric said lets write about a desperate man. i said i once was so desperate i went to a fortune teller to get my future read and she said i didn't have one. he smiled, laid down a groove and we rode it to town..," Hubbard tweeted on Friday.

eric said lets write about a desperate man. i said i once was so desperate i went to a fortune teller to get my future read and she said i didn't have one. he smiled, laid down a groove and we rode it to town.. https://t.co/BrjLA7zwTQ

— Ray Wylie Hubbard (@raywylie) July 13, 2018

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