Blake Shelton’s older brother, Richie Shelton’s memory still lives on after dying in a car accident back in 1990. Blake’s wife, Miranda Lambert’s upcoming album, ‘Four the Record,’ includes a track inspired by Richie.
“Blake’s brother was killed instantly in a car accident at 24, when Blake was 14,” Miranda 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?’”
Miranda is including the tune they wrote that day, titled ‘Over You,’ on her new album, due in stores Nov. 1. “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,” she says.