Before Blake Shelton had a chance to record “She’s Got A Way With Words”, the song was pitched to yet another country star fresh off a break-up.
Jake Owen and now-ex-wife Lacey Buchanan were one of three country couples who split up during the summer of 2015, and in the year since, the singer has kept the details of their divorce private.
In fact, Owen admits that he passed on recording a song for his upcoming album, American Love, because he felt that it might be taken a little too personally.
Owen told Taste Of Country that he had the opportunity to record “She’s Got a Way With Words”, but he turned down the track.
“That was pitched to me, and I remember vividly the first time I heard that, I was like, ‘That’s a really good, cool song, very well written,’” Owen recalled. “’But if I record this song and I’m taken literally — I don’t want my ex to perceive I did that to her.’”
The song went on to Blake Shelton, who included it on his latest album, If I’m Honest, and had split from now-ex-wife Miranda Lambert in July of 2015.