Miranda Lambert has fond memories with her ex-husband Blake Shelton.
The 37-year-old country singer recently appeared on Apple Music’s “Essentials Radio” for an interview with Kelleigh Bannen, in which she reflected on her time with the “God’s Country” singer, including writing the song “Over You. “, which was inspired by the death in 1990 of Shelton’s brother, Richie.
“My ex-husband, Blake, had lost a brother and it’s one of those times when even if you’re married to someone, sometimes you find something new about them,” Lambert recalls. “Guys don’t open up about things but he started telling me about the experience of it all.”
Shelton, now 44, was just a teenager when his brother Richie died in a car crash, but he never put pen to paper to create a song about the ordeal because “You don’t get over it. You get used to it.” as the crooner’s father said.
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“I was like, ‘Well, could we write it down? Do you want to give it a try or is it invasive?’” Lambert continued, by E! News. “I would never try to write your story because I haven’t experienced it, but maybe I could help because I’m an outside perspective but I can feel your pain talking to me right now.
The two wrote the heart-wrenching ballad and received song of the year awards from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music Awards.
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“It was such a special time and I’m so glad we shared this song and it helped her family heal,” said the “Bluebird” singer.
Shelton is known to perform the song only on rare occasions, but in 2018 he opened up about the accident for an interview with Cowboys & Indians.
“For me, my brother was my big brother. I mean, I wanted to be him. I wanted to look like him, dress like him, listen to what he listened to and be in the things he was in,” said to himself. -he . “So when he was killed in a car crash it was literally like the world had gone silent.”
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The singer added, “There was a void in my world all of a sudden, and I’m still not done. I’m just used to it.”
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Lambert and Miranda were married from 2011 to 2015. In early 2019, Lambert married Brendan McLoughlin.