Warning: Miranda Lambert’s “Four The Record” may make you cry. Even with a happy, young marriage to fellow country singer Blake Shelton, the couple shed some tears writing a deeply personal song for her new album. “Over You” was written about Blake’s late brother, who tragically passed away in a car accident when Blake was just 14. In an interview with Ladies Home Journal, Miranda discusses how the song came around, and why Blake thought she needed to sing it instead of himself:
Blake’s brother was killed instantly in a car accident at 24, when Blake was 14. 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. I’ve never cried writing a song before. Now that I’m so close to him, it’s my pain, too. Later 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?” 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.
Other guests on the record are Josh Kelley and Little Big Town. You can read the interview in its entirety HERE on the Ladies Home Journal website.