On This Day: Miranda Lambert Releases 2nd No. 1 Single ‘Over You’ in 2012

by Thad Mitchell

When it comes to the world of country music, you will find Miranda Lambert at the very top of the ladder.

The country music singer and songwriter is one of the most beloved artists with a huge fanbase that continues to grow. Her popularity among country fans is made obvious by taking a peak at her social media accounts. The “House that Built Me” and “Mama’s Broken Heart” singer has more than four million followers on Instagram alone. Her posts typically rack up thousands of “likes,” comments and reposts mere moments after appearing on her page.

One of Miranda Lambert’s biggest hits came in 2012 with “Over You.” The song became Lambert’s newest single to top the country music charts. She co-wrote the song along with, then-husband, Blake Shelton.

Miranda Lambert Sheds Tears Writing ‘Over You’

The song’s lyrics were inspired by the death of Shelton’s older brother, Richie Shelton. The older shelton was killed in a car wreck in 1990. He was 24-years-old at the time of the incident and Blake was just 14-years-old.

According to Lambert, the process of writing the song was filled with emotion and tears. Therefore, it took a lot of courage from Shelton to open about his brother’s death.

“Blake’s brother was killed instantly in a car accident at 24, when Blake was 14,” she tells Ladies Home Journal. “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. 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?'”

In another interview, Lambert says writing “Over You” with Shelton was the first she shed tears while writing a song.

“That’s the only time I’ve ever gotten that emotional writing a song, and him, too,” said Miranda Lambert tells Associated Press. “So, I think the initial emotion came out right that day, and I think you hear it in the lyrics.”

H/T: Songfacts.com