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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are, in many ways, just like any other couple. They have tiffs and moments of complete contentment just like everyone else, but there is one thing they do have separating them from other partners: a talent they can share. During Thursday’s Country Music Awards, Lambert and Shelton took home the big trophy for their song, “Over You,”which was released as a single on Lambert’s album Four the Record.
Lambert—who sings the song she co-wrote with her husband--had some tough competition in the “Song of the Year” category, including Dierks Bentley and co., Dave Barnes, and Eric Church and co. When Lambert and Shelton were announced as the winners, the couple took the stage together to talk about writing a song filled with such loss and such love. People has a transcript of the couple’s speech, but it can be pretty well summed up with one quote, explaining why Shelton had the urge to write the song in the first place.
"I lost my brother in a car wreck when I was 14-years-old, and later in life when I decided I wanted to be a country singer, my dad always told me, 'Son, you should write a song about your brother.'”
Of course, this story isn’t new. Shelton has come out in the past to explain why he handed over the reigns of the song to his lovely wife, noting it would be hard to sing it onstage all the time. Like it or not, “Over You,” is certainly a nice song with a tough backbone. It’s fairly easy to see why the couple won at the CMA Music Awards, tonight, and I can’t think of a better way to top off a collaboration that was so heartfelt.