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New Miranda Lambert Song ‘Over You’ Inspired by Blake Shelton’s Late Brother

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Miranda Lambert has never met her brother-in-law Richie Shelton. That’s because her husband Blake Shelton‘s older brother was killed in a car accident in 1990, when Blake was just 14. The fact that Richie has been dead for over 20 years does not stop Lambert from being affected by his death. In fact, in the November 2011 issue of Ladies Home Journal, Lambert says that her husband’s pain is her pain.

The late, great Richie Shelton also inspired the song ‘Over You’ from Lambert’s ‘Four the Record.’ Turns out, the couple wrote the song together.

“Blake’s brother was killed instantly in a car accident at 24, when Blake was 14,” Lambert revealed. “And one day he just opened up and was talking to me about it. And then he was playing this pretty little melody and we started adding words. I said, ‘You went away,’ and Blake said, ‘How dare you,’ and we both started crying.”

That was a first for Lambert, who admitted that she has never cried when penning a tune before. But it was her relationship with Shelton that made her so emotional. “Now that I’m so close to him, it’s my pain, too,” she said.

Shelton suggested that Lambert record the song instead of him, because it was just too hard for him. “He said, ‘I think it’s better if you record it. Honestly, I don’t think I can get through singing it every night onstage, so what’s the point?'” Lambert revealed. “I love that song, and I feel like it’s time for me to show I have that side of me that’s vulnerable and hurting for someone else.”

Given the fact that Lambert has a rough ‘n’ tumble image as a don’t-mess-with-me girl, it’s refreshing to experience this more emotional side of her.

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