Miranda Lambert Says the Last Year ‘Has Been One of Heartache and Healing’ Since Blake Shelton Divorce

Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert performs onstage during 2016 CMA Festival - Day 1 at Nissan Stadium on June 9, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. John Shearer/WireImage

Bittersweet memories. Miranda Lambert celebrated the success of her new single, "Vice," hitting the top of the iTunes charts on Tuesday, July 19, with an introspective Instagram post that looked back at the past year since she split from Blake Shelton.

"The last year of my life has been one of heartache and healing," the country star, 32, wrote. "Of learning to be honest… accepting the flaws and celebrating the smiles. Finding peace in dark places…having some moments alone with me. Facing fears and feelings…all of them."

"I got to know my guitars…became friends with a pencil and paper…used melodies to lead me places I had never been…made music with my friends. Because music is medicine. This means the world to me. Thank you for joining me on this journey."

"Vice," which was released on Monday, July 18, is Lambert's first single since her divorce from Shelton, her husband of four years, last July.

While she hasn't revealed whether the new song is about the Voice coach, the raw lyrics tell a heartbreaking story.

"Another vice, another call, another bed I shouldn't crawl out of / At 7 a.m., with shoes in my hand / Said I wouldn't do it, but I did it again / And I know I'll be back tomorrow night," Lambert sings in the song she cowrote.

"Sweet salvation on a dining room table / Waiting on me, where the numb meets the lonely," she continues. "It's gone before it ever melts the ice."

Shelton, 40, quickly moved on with fellow Voice coach Gwen Stefani, while Lambert is dating fellow country singer Anderson East. Us Weekly exclusively confirmed in December 2015 that they were an item.

 

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