The couple went on to write the emotional song, including lyrics like, “Cause you went away / How dare you? / I’ll miss you / They say I’ll be okay / But I’m not going to ever get over you.”
Blake and Miranda were awarded Song of the Year at both the ACM and CMA Awards, but for Miranda, the best reward was how it brought her ex and his family together. “It was really a special moment and I’m so glad we shared that song and that it helped his family heal,” she reflected.
For his part, Blake rarely performs the song, but he’s spoken about what it means to him. In a 2018 interview with Cowboys & Indians, The Voice coach said, “For me, my brother was my big brother. I mean, I wanted to be him. I wanted to look like him, dress like him, listen to what he listened to, and be into the things he was into. So when he was killed in a car accident, it was literally like the world went silent.”