Miranda Lambert Is Missing the Stage, But Has Hope for the Future

'Not knowing when I'm going to work again... it's uneasy'

We could all use a lift from Country star Miranda Lambert in her Airstream to take us out of 2020 and into some better times.

The "Bluebird" singer is currently under quarantine just like the rest of us and recently spoke with RADIO.COM's Kelly Ford from New York's Country 94.7 about how she's dealing with all of the uncertainty, missing her fans, and her family life as the world around her contends with so much strife.

If July 2020 Miranda could reach into the ether and tell February 2020 Miranda anything about what was in store for the world, what would she tell her? Miranda says with a laugh that she would explain to her that "I don't need to panic because I'm exhausted because I'll have plenty of time to rest!"

Following the singer on her social channels, you can see that she and former NYPD husband Brendan McLoughlin seem to be loving life under lockdown.

Miranda admits "if newlyweds can survive a pandemic then I think we're good, you know? It's a good test."

"The first month I had a lot of fun," she admits. "Well, not fun but I was like, 'OK, we're off. We'll probably be back on the road in a couple of months."

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

Miranda says the thing she misses most about being on the road is the fans and the feeling they give 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."

The singer's 2019 album Wildcard has been doing phenomenally since its release, and the latest single, "Bluebird," has turned out to be the perfect song for the time we're in.

"I obviously couldn't have predicted that," she says, "but I feel like I'm glad that this was the single at the time that it was because it is a song of hope. 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 in six years, so it's nice to kind of have a little punch in there. You know? It feels good."

What has also brought good feelings all around her is the new addition to the family, an adorable rescue cat named Tequila Sunrise.

"He's ridiculous! He's up at 6AM, on 11," Miranda laughs. "He's so little. He goes everywhere with me right now because he's just tiny, I can't leave him anywhere."

"It's funny because my husband hates cats and he's the one that did a U-turn because he saw the kitten in the road and I was like, 'I'm rubbing off on you!' He was like, 'I knew you would kill me if I saw it and didn't stop.' I would have."

Before saying goodbye, Miranda took some time to thank Kelly for the inspiration to honor first responders on her tour -- an idea that came when asked to participate in New York's Country 94.7's First Responder Friday feature along with her husband, Brendan.

Now... as for whether or not Miranda will be picking Kelly up to whisk her away from New York City in that sweet Airstream... she says she will if she "can find somewhere to park it... which I probably can now!"

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