After Lambert opened up about their No. 1 hit "Over You," Billboard compiles the former couple's complete musical history.
In a new interview with Apple Music, Miranda Lambert told the stories behind some of her biggest hits, including the 2012 Hot Country Songs No. 1 "Over You," which she co-wrote with her then-husband Blake Shelton.
As it turns out, the song's poignant lyrics were all about the automobile-accident death of Shelton's older brother Richie in 1990 when he was just 24 years old. Lambert recalled talking about Richie's death with Shelton and thinking: "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."
"Over You" went on to win song of the year at both the CMA Awards and the ACM Awards and, more importantly, brought some catharsis to Shelton and his family. "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," Lambert said.