Miranda Lambert and Jelly Roll Playfully Comment on Brendan McLoughlin’s Shirtless Photos

Their reactions to McLoughlin’s chiseled abs were quite different.


Lauren Jo Black

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June 15, 2023


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Brendan McLoughlin; Photo via Instagram Jelly Roll, Miranda Lambert; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

Miranda Lambert has never been one to shy away from gushing over her husband’s shirtless photos and her response to his latest six-pack bearing post is priceless. But it was Jelly Roll’s response to Brendan McLoughlin’s Instagram post that took the cake.  

On Wednesday, Lambert’s hubby, former NYPD officer Brendan McLoughlin, caught the attention of thousands of Instagram users when he shared two shirtless photos to the social media platform. 

“Love a good 5 miler before the rain 🤙🏽. Super appreciative for @yeti at keeping that water ice cold for when it was needed most. 👌🏽👌🏽 ,” McLoughlin captioned the photos. 

The post-workout images prompted several artists, including Jelly Roll and Adam Doleac, to share hilarious responses. 

“Jesus Christ Thor. Save some attention for the rest of us on this app 😂,” Jelly Roll quipped, and added, “love you bubba.” 

Doleac joked, “Aint nobody looking at that yetiii 👀😂.” 

Miranda Lambert; Instagram Stories
Miranda Lambert; Instagram Stories

Lambert didn’t miss the chance to chime in. She shared the photos to her Instagram story with the caption, “Okayyyyyyyyy” alongside an emoji with heart eyes. 

She also commented on the post writing, “Damn babe!!! 🔥All the fitness vibes . Now Let’s go eat a steak ❤️🤠🙋‍♀️.” 

Jelly Roll likely got to know McLoughlin after working with Lambert. They recently shared snapshots from the studio together and Lambert even had a co-write on his new album, Whitsitt Chapel

Lambert and McLoughlin celebrated four years of marriage in January when they jetted off to Isla Mujeres in Mexico. 

Miranda Lambert and Husband, Brendan McLoughlin; Photo via Instagram
Miranda Lambert and Husband, Brendan McLoughlin; Photo via Instagram

The couple enjoyed Mexican fare, margaritas, and beach time while visiting the tropical location. 

Additionally, McLoughlin surprised the ACM Triple Crown winner with a custom wedding band from Mud Lowery in honor of their anniversary. The eternity band features turquoise stones alongside diamonds and fits perfectly with her engagement ring.   

Following their anniversary trip, Lambert returned to Las Vegas for Miranda Lambert: Velvet Rodeo The Las Vegas Residency. She also released her first book, Y’all Eat Yet: Welcome to The Pretty B*tchin’ Kitchen.

Leon Bridges and Miranda Lambert; Photo by Reid Long
Leon Bridges and Miranda Lambert; Photo by Reid Long

She’s also been in the studio and recently released “If You Were Mine,” featuring fellow Texas native, Leon Bridges. 

Released via Lambert’s own Vanner Records with distribution by IMPERIAL, the song combines Lambert’s signature country vocals with Bridges’ beloved R&B style, making for a must-hear genre-bending collab. 

The was written by Lambert with Ashley Monroe and Jesse Frasure with Bridges in mind as a collaborator.  

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“I have been a big fan of Leon for a while because he is very authentic as an artist and I love his music,” Lambert explained in a statement. “Since we are both from Texas, we threw in a few Texas references, of course – the Frio River being one. When we finished this song, we sent it to Leon in hopes that he would want to collaborate and we were so glad that he said yes. I have really enjoyed getting to know him and I’m happy to have him as a new friend.”

“I was humbled to have Miranda ask if I’d join her on this beautiful duet she wrote,” added Bridges. “Getting in the studio with her in Nashville to sing this song together was magic. There’s nothing better than two Texans on one mic!”

The tender lyrics play out like a promise to a lover as Lambert and Bridges croon over the possibility of what could be.  

“I’d make sure your stars are shining/ Sure as the Frio’s winding/ I’d bottle you up like lightning/ I’d rope the moon for you/ A million times/ That’s what I’d do/ If you were mine,” they sing. 

Miranda Lambert, Leon Bridges; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Miranda Lambert, Leon Bridges; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

The GRAMMY-winning artists captured their magical time in the studio together in a studio video, which was released alongside the song’s debut. 

Lambert said the pair bonded over Tex Mex, BBQ, and tequila while they were recording the song and explained that if Bridges had decided not to record the song, she “wouldn’t have release it.”  

“If You Were Mine” follows the release of Lambert’s latest album, Palomino, which dropped in April of 2022 and spawned hits like “Actin’ Up,” “Strange,” and “If I Was A Cowboy.” 

Miranda Lambert; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Miranda Lambert celebrated the 50th Anniversary of CMA Fest with a performance at Nissan Stadium. on Friday, June 9. She surprised fans with guest appearances by Bridges, Elle King, and Avril Lavigne. 

For a complete list of Lambert’s upcoming tour dates, click HERE.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.