Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton's tearful acceptance speech at the CMA Awards

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When Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert won the CMA Award for Song of the Year (which recognizes songwriters) for Lambert’s painful and powerful single “Over You,” it didn’t take long for the tears to start flowing.

Lambert and Shelton co-wrote the song about Shelton’s older brother, who died in a car accident, and during the acceptance speech, it was clear that both singers still feel emotional about the tragedy.

“I lost my brother in a car wreck when I was 14-years-old,” said Shelton, as his wife began crying beside him. “When I decided I wanted to be a country singer, my dad always told me, ‘Son, you should write a song about your brother.'”

“I lost my dad in January, and it’s so amazing to me that tonight, even after he’s gone, he’s still right,” said Shelton, who then turned the attention to his wife. “I just needed the right person to write this song with and the right person to sing it.”

“I love you so much,” Shelton told Lambert as he gave her a kiss on the top of her head.

“Thank you, Blake, for allowing me to sing this beautiful song and write it with you,” Miranda replied. “Thank you CMA and all of our peers for voting for us,” she said. “It’s really emotional. We love y’all.”

What did you think of the tearful moment?

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