Miranda Lambert reveals she wrote About You with ex Blake Shelton to help him grieve his late brother
‘It was truly a special moment’: Miranda Lambert reveals she wrote About You with ex-husband Blake Shelton to help him mourn his dead brother
Miranda Lambert has revealed the inspiration behind her award-winning song Over You.
The song reached number one when it was released in 2012 and won the CMA Award and the ACM Award for Song of the Year.
Now, on the latest episode of Essentials Radio on Apple Music, Miranda, 37, revealed that she wrote About You with ex-husband Blake Shelton, 44, in memory of his late brother.
Tribute: Miranda Lambert revealed that she co-wrote her award-winning song Over You with her ex-husband Blake Shelton in memory of his late brother Richie (pictured in 2015)
Blake’s brother, Richie, tragically died in a car accident in 1990 when Blake was only 14 years old. He was 24 at the time.
Miranda explained the story behind About You, saying, ‘My ex-husband, Blake, had lost a brother and it’s one of those times when, even when you’re married to someone, you sometimes discover something new about them.
‘Guys aren’t open about things, but he started telling me about the experience of it all. And I was like, “Have you ever written about it?”
Heartbreaking: The singer said she encouraged her husband at the time to use the song as an outlet for grief (pictured earlier this month)
The singer explained how Blake’s dad always said, “you can’t get over it, you just get used to it”.
She continued, “And I was like, ‘Can we write it? Do you want to try it or is that invasive?’.”
Miranda went on to say to Blake, ‘I would never try to write your story because I didn’t live it, but maybe I can help because I’m an outside perspective, but I feel your pain talking to me now. ‘
She added: “It was a really special moment and I am so happy that we shared that song and that it helped his family heal, to have it together.”
Lyrics for the song include: ‘But you left / How dare you? / I’ll miss you / They say you’ll be fine / But I’ll never get over you. ‘
Loved-up: Miranda married NYPD officer Brendan McLoughlin in 2019
The couple announced their divorce in July 2015, after four years of marriage.
Miranda married NYPD officer Brendan McLoughlin in 2019, while Blake found love with Gwen Stefani.
The couple announced their engagement last October, after dating for five years.
Sweet: Meanwhile, Blake has found love with Gwen Stefani and asked the question last year after five years of dating (pictured in 2016)