Lambert, 37, is revealing how she co-wrote her 2011 song “Over You” with Shelton, 44, in the latest episode of Essentials Radio on Apple Music, admitting that she’s “so glad” to have shared that experience with The Voice coach.
The haunting ballad, which won the two a CMA Award for Song of the Year in 2012, was inspired by Shelton’s late brother Richie, who died in a car accident in 1990 at the young age of 24.
“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 recalled of their collaboration.
“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 replied no, and recalled how his father 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 remembered asking her then-husband, explaining that she told him, “‘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.'”
Looking back, Lambert said, “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.”
Quickly after the separation, Shelton began dating fiancée Gwen Stefani, 51, and the two were engaged in October.
Lambert has also moved on with husband Brendan McLoughlin, a former NYPD officer, after meeting outside of Good Morning America in November 2018 when she performed on the show with her band, Pistol Annies. The two were married in 2019.
Recently, Lambert revealed how she and McCloughlin, 29, got to know each other really well amid the pandemic.
“[My husband] really can put up with me,” she said with a laugh when asked what she learned during the couple’s time in quarantine together. “That was good news.”
“We got married not that long ago and so we were really had a lot of togetherness,” Lambert explained. “We got to really know each other. It was fun.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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