Miranda Lambert is using the best form of therapy to move on from her divorce from Blake Shelton — songwriting! For two weeks straight she’s been constantly working on new songs, and is no doubt using the split as inspiration.
No matter how distraught Miranda Lambert, 31, is over her divorce from Blake Shelton, 39, the show must go on! Keeping up appearances, the country star performed during the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Unplugged concert in Nashville on July 28, and revealed to the intimate audience that she’s been hard at work on new music since news of the break up broke. To hear more about Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
Miranda spent two hours performing at the show with fellow country stars and super talented songwriters, and admitted to the crowd that she’s been spending a lot of time with her collaborators recently. “It’s been a long time since I’ve played like this, but I get to be up here with some of my best pals who I write with all the time,” she said. “Actually, in the last two weeks, I’ve written with everybody up here.”
The timing is pretty interesting: It’s been just less than two weeks since Blake and Miranda released a statement saying they’ve divorced on July 20 — and Blake filed on July 6. The “Automatic” singer’s lyrics have always been to-the-point and honest, so don’t be surprised if we get some really telling tracks whenever she releases her new album!
At another point in the show, Miranda’s pal, Natalie Hemby, sang the song “Virginia Bluebell,” which comes from the 31-year-old’s 2009 album Revolution. “I’ve been singing this one to myself a lot,” Miranda admitted. This also proves to be pretty interesting, since the song is about someone who’s been put down and is going through a tough time — sound familiar?
Some of the song’s lyrics include: “Pretty little thing/sometimes you gotta look up/and let the world see/all the beauty that your made of,” “Even through the snow/a flower can bloom/you just need a little push,” and “Your just waiting for somebody/to pick you up again.” Regardless of how sad she is, Miranda seemed to have a fun night with her friends at the event — concertgoers photographed her smiling while on stage. Aw, that makes us so happy to see!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for new music from Miranda?
— Alyssa Norwin