We’re used to Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert being — well, a little bit crude. They’re not afraid to get a little tipsy and say something that isn’t particularly politically correct. At last year’s Country Music Association Awards, Lambert took no shame in telling the audience that Shelton was definitely getting lucky that night. This year, though, the couple struck a more somber note when they won the Song of The Year Award for “Over You.”
The song, which is performed by Lambert on her album “Four The Record,” was written by the couple as a tribute to Shelton’s brother Richie, who died at age 24 in a car accident. Blake was just 14 when his brother passed. When he accepted the award, Shelton remembered his father who passed away early this year. “My dad always told me son, you should write a song about your brother,” Shelton said. “Tonight, even after he’s gone, he’s still right.”
Lambert broke down in tears on stage as Shelton told the audience that he’d always wanted to write the song, he just needed someone to write it with, and the right person to sing it. He found that in her. Shelton has said it would be too difficult for him to record the ballad himself or to perform it on stage, which is why they decided to put it on Lambert’s album. Listen to the track below.