Remember when the world shut down?
Miranda Lambert shared with Rolling Stone her experience during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns across the U.S., saying it was a “lesson of forced balance.”
“It taught a lot of us that have been on the grind for 20 years that like, ‘Oh, there’s life out there? What do you mean, ‘not working’?” she said.
The nine-time Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year said she and her husband tried new hobbies while reflecting on the important parts of her life.
“For me, it was like, ‘Alright, my tour is canceled, so now I’m going to paint, I guess.’ Or, my husband’s going to make bread and I’m just going to sit there and watch. It’s very calming. It brought it back to super simple and I had never had that before in my adult life.”
With a co-headlining Bandwagon Tour ahead with Little Big Town, the “If I Was a Cowboy” singer said she’s ready to “move ahead” with new music on the horizon.
“I want to do my job and I want to just live my life. I’m proceeding as if that’s happening,” she said. “I’ve got some things up my sleeve. I really enjoyed getting to write when it was all I could do. I’ve got some stuff coming out that is from a really creative time. ‘If I Was a Cowboy’ is a little sneak peek of that.”
However, she admitted to possibilities of change along the way.
“There will be constant changes,” she noted. “Because we’re in control of nothing. For people who are planners like me, I have to really find my inner Zen.”