Blake Shelton performed Every Time I Hear That Song at the 2017 CMT Music Awards earlier this month. According to a new report, the breakup track may have been a message to his ex-wife, Miranda Lambert, who attended the event with boyfriend Anderson East.
Although it is unclear whether or not Lambert was in her seat at the time of the performance, Shelton was allegedly looking for closure when he took to the stage.
"That song is an acknowledgment of how hard the split was for both of them, no matter how many harsh things were said," an insider told OK! Magazine on Wednesday, according to a report by Hollywood Life. "It was his way of offering some closure."
According to the report, audience members could feel the tension in the air as Shelton sang the song, which seemed to be directed at his ex-wife.
"No one [in the audience] quite knew where to look," the source explained. "Miranda kept her cool during the performance, but it was really uncomfortable for her, especially with Anderson [there]."
While Lambert may not have expected Shelton's track to be so relevant to their relationship, she ultimately felt "touched by the intention behind the song," according to the insider.
During the event, producers appeared to make sure that Shelton and Lambert wouldn't run into one another.
As Hollywood Life explained, Shelton skipped the red carpet as Lambert and Anderson walked together and inside the show, their seats were far apart.
As for Shelton's girlfriend, she was not in attendance but reportedly didn't mind his song choice.
"[Gwen] had absolutely no problem [with the song choice]," the magazine's source revealed. "She's confident Blake has no leftover feelings for Miranda."