Miranda Lambert recalled a really special moment that her and her ex-husband Blake Shelton shared during an interview with Kelleigh Bannen on Apple Music’s Essentials Radio.
The “Bluebird” singer shared the story of co-writing her 2011 song “Over You” with Shelton, a moment that Lambert said she is “so glad” to have had with Shelton.
During the show, Lambert told Bannen about the collaboration, “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 continued, “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.’”
The recent GRAMMY-award winner admitted that “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.”
Listen to the 2011 hit song “Over You” below. 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.
The couple, 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 is engaged to fellow superstar Gwen Stefani.