Blake Shelton covered Miranda Lambert’s “Over You” while playing a private event honoring Oklahoma veterans.
The country superstar attended the Force 50 Foundation Benefit for Oklahoma Veterans on Friday (July 23). The sold-out benefit included dinner, a silent auction in addition to a special appearance by Shelton, who treated guests to a private concert dubbed ‘1742 An Intimate Evening with Blake Shelton,’ in memory of the late 1 LT Damon T. Leehan.
During Shelton’s performance, he covered Lambert’s “Over You,” a country ballad that he co-wrote with Lambert about the tragic loss of his older brother Richie, who passed away in a car accident in 1990.
Watch the chart-topping superstar’s “Over You” cover below.
In addition to performing “Over You,” the Oklahoma native also performed “God’s Country,” “Home,” “Ole Red,” “The More I Drink” and more. The chart-topping country hitmaker even surprised with a special performance alongside his wife Gwen Stefani. The newlyweds performed their No. 1 single, “Happy Anywhere.”
“As soon as the details of this event were given to Blake, he immediately jumped on board to bring attention to this cause,” the Force 50 Foundation website reads.
Additionally, Lambert recently recalled the “really special moment” she shared with her ex-husband, Shelton, during an interview with Kelleigh Bannen on Apple Music’s Essentials Radio. The “Bluebird” singer recalled the story of co-writing her 2011 song “Over You” with Shelton, a moment that Lambert said she is “so glad” to have shared with Shelton.
“My ex-husband, Blake, had lost a brother and it’s one of those moments where even if you’re married to someone, sometimes you find something new about them,” Lambert previously told Bannen about the collaboration. “Dudes don’t open up about things but he started telling me about the experience of it all. And I was like, ‘Have you ever written about it?’”
Shelton explained that his father Richard Shelton used to say, “‘you don’t get over it. You just get used to it.’”
“And I was like, ‘Well, could we write it? Do you want to try or is that invasive?’” Lambert recalled asking Shelton. The hitmaker then explained, “‘I would never try to write your story because I didn’t live it, but maybe I could help because I’m an outside perspective but I feel your pain talking to me right now.’” Lambert continued, “it was really a special moment, and I’m so glad we shared that song and that it helped his family heal, to have that together.”
The track is the second single from Lambert’s album, Four The Record. The song went on to win a CMA Award for Song Of The Year in 2012 as well as an ACM Award for Song Of The Year in 2013.
Shelton & Lambert, who spent 10 years together, four of which they were married, divorced in 2015. In 2015, during the time of their divorce, the couple shared a joint statement that read, “This is not the future we envisioned. And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately.”
Lambert is now married to her husband Brendan McLoughlin and Shelton recently married fellow superstar Gwen Stefani.