Blake Shelton’s Divorce Drama Hits the Big Stage

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Blake Shelton's divorce and new relationship can't seem to escape the limelight. [photos: Wenn/ Getty]

Blake Shelton‘s divorce from fellow country music superstar Miranda Lambert got thrown back onto center stage— literally— as he performed “Came Here to Forget” to kick off the ACM Awards ceremony. The tune is believed to be about Shelton’s split from Lambert and his very public romance with pop singer Gwen Stefani (watch the video and check out the song lyrics below):

The brand new revealing single comes from the Oklahoma singer’s upcoming album, If I’m Honest, which drops this May. This track certainly gives fans a deeper look into Shelton’s personal life since he and Miranda Lambert shocked everyone and quickly divorced on July 20, 2015.  “I’ve had a lot of music over the years but I don’t think I’ve ever had a song before that’s such a direct look into my life,” Shelton recently explained to Taste of Country. “That’s why I’m so excited about this particular song.”   Apparently Shelton is eager to give fans a real tour of this emotions over the last few months. “All the awful things that have happened in my personal life — but the way the year ended is also the greatest of my life,” he adds, referring to his romance with fellow ‘Voice’ coach Gwen Stefani. “I’m doing what I’m supposed to do, and that’s put all I’ve gone through and put it into music, and I never felt more connected to a record before. When people hear this record, they may not know what happened to me, but they’re gonna know how I felt about it. And that’s exciting for me, to just lay it out there for people.”

Despite Blake crashing the opening monologue and his probably pretty uncomfortable performance, Lambert seemed to enjoy her time attending the awards show with new beau Anderson East. The pair dominated the red carpet before the show and looked genuinely happy together. Miranda also slayed her time on the big stage performing “Tush” with Keith Urban and ZZ Top.

Instead of attending the ACM Awards with Blake, Gwen Stefani was in New York City promoting her This is What the Truth Feels Like album, which is also quite personal and touches upon her breakup with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale and romance with Shelton. Overall, it’s probably best Stefani wasn’t able to pencil in time in Las Vegas.That probably would have set off a lot of awkward fireworks. Stefani was a no-show for the ACM awards ceremony, but she did join Shelton in Las Vegas for the after party. Here are the lyrics to Blake’s song “Came Here to Forget”:

Lyrics to “Came Here To Forget”

Girl you’re getting over him and I’m getting over her
The eyes have it made, ain’t gotta say a word
Misery loves company, that’s why it’s you and me
Buying each other drinks, back at the bar, as thick as thieves
Stealing these little sips
Doing our best to make the best of the worst of it

Keep playing them songs, keep singing along
Keep leaning it on in closer
Keep salting the rim, getting even with her
And with him before the night is over
That first kiss was like a Colorado hit
We better keep on keeping it lit
‘Til we can’t remember
Can’t remember what we came here to forget

Go ahead and check your phone, like I’ve been checking mine
Nobody’s ex texting for a rewind
Looks like it’s just me and you
Fall in love just enough to get us through
What we’re getting through

Keep playing them songs, keep singing along
Keep leaning it on in closer
Keep salting the rim, getting even with her
And with him before the night is over
That first kiss was like a Colorado hit
We better keep on keeping it lit
‘Til we can’t remember
Can’t remember what we came here to forget
Ya, it’s what we came here to forget

Looks like it’s just me and you
Fall in love just enough to get us through
What we’re getting through

Keep playing them songs, keep singing along
Keep leaning it on in closer
Keep salting the rim, getting even with her
And with him before the night is over
That first kiss was like a Colorado hit
We better keep on keeping it lit
‘Til we can’t remember
Can’t remember what we came here to forget

What we came here to forget
What we came here to forget
Hey, hey
That’s what we came here to forget

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