Remember When Miranda Lambert Released ‘Over You?’

On January 9, 2012, Miranda Lambert released “Over You,” one of the most emotional songs in her entire music catalog….

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Lauren Jo Black

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January 9, 2023

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Miranda Lambert, Over You

On January 9, 2012, Miranda Lambert released “Over You,” one of the most emotional songs in her entire music catalog.

Miranda Lambert - Over You
Miranda Lambert – Over You

The track was co-written by Lambert alongside her then-husband, Blake Shelton, and was inspired by the death of Shelton’s older brother Richie, who tragically lost his life in a car accident in 1990.

The song came to life in the midst of a tear-filled conversation between Lambert and Shelton. Ultimately, Lambert was the one who recorded “Over You” because Shelton wasn’t sure he could handle singing the emotion-filled song every night on stage. 

Lambert admitted that she hoped that the song would showcase another side of her personality and artistry. 

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“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,” Lambert previously shared. 

“Over You” was well-received by fans and critics alike. The song touched the hearts of many and went on to reach the No.1 spot at country radio. 

“You know I cry every time I listen to it,” Lambert told Taste of Country of the song in 2012. 

Miranda Lambert, Over You Music Video
Miranda Lambert, Over You Music Video

The “Over You” music video was directed by Lambert‘s longtime collaborator Trey Fanjoy and features the superstar walking through a wooded area as well as shots of a stunning white horse that seems to come and go throughout the clip. As she makes her way around the woods, Lambert smiles at two young boys who are seen playing together, however, at the end of the clip, one boy disappears. 

“Over You” won the title of Song of the Year at the ACM Awards and CMA Awards. 

Miranda Lambert - Four The Record
Miranda Lambert – Four The Record

“Over You” is featured on Lambert’s fourth studio album, Four the Record. The album was released on November 1, 2011, and features hits such as “Fastest Girl In Town,” “Mam’s Broken Heart,” “Baggage Claim,” and “All Kinds of Kinds.”

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.