"I got divorced so I started drinking a little extra," the country star told a live audience recently during a special performance at Joe's Bar in Chicago according to Fox News.
"Anyways, I found myself in Midtown in Nashville three nights in a row at last call and with the lights coming on, and I'm still sitting there. So I wrote a song about it," she continued about the origins surrounding her song "Ugly Lights" from her sixth studio album The Weight of These Wings.
Lambert and Shelton called it quits in July of 2015 after four years of marriage.
"This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter," the pair said in a joint statement at the time.
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