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OFFSTAGE: Behind Miranda Lambert's Saddest Song
Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert
(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that's happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

We're used to feisty. Flirty. Sweet. Sassy. But a tear-your-heart-out, bawl-your-face-off story? That's kind of a new thing for Miranda Lambert. But it's there on her upcoming album -- a song called "Over You" that was inspired by her husband Blake Shelton's own tragedy as a teen. When Shelton was only 14, his brother Richie died in a car accident at age 24. Lambert told Ladies Home Journal that Shelton opened up to her about it one day while he was playing a little melody. So they added 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," she said. "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."
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