Miranda Lambert Jokes About Surviving a Pandemic as a Newlywed

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Miranda Lambert admits quarantining with husband Brendan McLoughlin was a "good test" for their marriage. 

The country singer, who announced last year that she secretly married the former NYPD cop, told Kelly Ford of New York’s Country 94.7 that she and her husband are doing just fine while self-isolating. 

"If newlyweds can survive a pandemic then I think we're good, you know? It's a good test," she shared. "The first month I had a lot of fun. Well, not fun but I was like, 'OK, we're off. We'll probably be back on the road in a couple of months.'"

Lambert's hiatus from touring will be lasting longer than a few months but she's learning how to deal.

"I cooked too much and ate way too much, and then I had to roll that back a little bit," she told Ford. "There's stuff to do, it's just the adjusting of not knowing when I'm going to work again... it's uneasy."

While many artists have started doing virtual concerts, Lambert says that sort of performance is tough for her.

"I guess nothing made me realize that more than singing into a screen, which I absolutely hate. I just can't do it. I started this career 18 years ago for that feeling, not for my Zoom call. I just can't do it," she confessed. 

Earlier this month, Lambert released the single "Dark Bars" and paid tribute in the track's music video to the venues and establishments that are closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

"I feel like I'm glad that this was the single at the time that it was because it is a song of hope," she said of the tune. "It has kind of a dark feel but still hopeful which is kind of how we all feel right now. Also, I haven't had a top five [hit] in six years, so it's nice to kind of have a little punch in there. It feels good."

Lambert may not be touring at the moment but she and McLoughlin did recently take a cross-country road trip in an Airstream Globetrotter.

"Just an update on glamp life. We spent the last week taking #TheSherrif on his first road trip. We camped our way to see our NY family. 6 days: 4 states: 1000 miles," she shared with fans in May on Instagram.

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Hey y’all. Just an update on glamp life. We spent the last week taking #TheSherrif on his first road trip. We camped our way to see our NY family. 6 days: 4 states: 1000 miles. Nashville to Pigeon Forge TN... Virgina to PA and then NY. It was a nice change of pace. Something about the highway is calming, and at the same time keeps you completely focused. I like to drive a lot because most of my adult life I’ve been driven around on a tour bus to play music ( which I love and miss terribly... obvs @db102681 ). B drives too and is the best navigator. We can set up camp in under 10 minutes once we pull in. Took a few times but we worked out the kinks. One of my favorite things on this trip was making dads classic recipe “campfire casserole” in our Dutch Oven on the camp fire coals! Of course we had to face time Rick Lambert to make sure we knew the tricks of the trade, but Brendan has cooking anything in this cast iron down to an art now. Here are some highlights from maiden voyage!! Stay tuned for more! (PS first pic is me celebrating because I backed the trailer into the camp site. 🤠) #theresanewsheriffintown #B&MeTour #airstreamlife #glamping @red55winery @idyllwind @airstream_inc @lodgecastiron @kampgroundsofamerica

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Back in November, ET spoke with Lambert, who couldn't help but gush over McLoughlin.

"It's really good to be genuinely happy,” she said of married life. “You almost don't realize that you're not until you get there and you're like, 'Man, I didn't know that there was a level of comfort and happiness out there that existed like that.'"

"He's a really positive, upbeat person, so that's good for me because I tend to lean negative -- we Scorpios do -- so we're a good balance," Lambert added. "He keeps me in check. He's just normal and cool and always smiling. [When] someone’s that happy, there's no choice but to [be happy too] and it's really great."

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