Miranda Lambert Gives Fans A Glimpse Of ‘Summer So Far’ With Personal Photos Featuring Husband Brendan McLoughlin

Lambert shared candid snapshots of her life out of the spotlight.


Lauren Jo Black

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August 3, 2023


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Miranda Lambert, Brendan McLoughlin; Photo Courtesy Instagram

Miranda Lambert has been living her best life throughout the summer of 2023 and she’s reliving some of the memories she’s made with her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, and their dogs by sharing sweet family snapshots.  

The country superstar took to social media on Thursday (Aug. 3) to share a series of images that showcase “Summer so far ☀️👙🍹🌊😎.” 

Summer Memories

Included in the set of photos are selfies with McLoughlin, photos of the pups lounging at a campsite and at home, and a video of McLoughlin wake surfing on a lake.     

The images give fans a glimpse into her time off the road and showcase what life is like beyond the spotlight. 

CMA Fest

In addition to enjoying some time off during the summer months, Lambert has also performed at several festivals, including CMA Fest where she performed alongside an all-star lineup of surprise guests: Elle King, Avril Lavigne and Leon Bridges.

Miranda Lambert, Avril Lavigne; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Miranda Lambert, Avril Lavigne; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Las Vegas

She also recently wrapped up her latest run of shows in Las Vegas, where she is celebrating nearly two decades as a country music superstar with a career-spanning set list at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood, formerly known as Zappos Theater.

Lambert’s show is a 90-minute celebration of her artistry that features tunes from her entire discography from her debut album, Kerosene, to her current project, Palomino. She will return to Sin City later this year.

The “If I Was A Cowboy” singer’s residency kicked off on September 23, 2022, and is currently set to run through December of this year.

Miranda Lambert; Photo by John Shearer
Miranda Lambert; Photo by John Shearer

See a full list of Miranda Lambert’s remaining Velvet Rodeo tour dates below.

November 2023: 30

December 2023: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16

Miranda Lambert, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment are donating $1 of every ticket purchased to “Miranda Lambert: Velvet Rodeo The Las Vegas Residency” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that has raised over $6 million since its inception in 2009. 

The Foundation’s mission is to promote the adoption of rescue pets, support animal shelters across the country, advance spay & neuter and assist with the transport of animals during times of natural disaster.

For additional information on Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency visit her official website HERE.

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

New Music

The 14-time CMA Award winner also recently released “If You Were Mine,” a duet with 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 collaboration. Co-written by Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Jesse Frasure, the song’s 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. 

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“If You Were Mine” marks the country hitmaker’s first release as a “free agent” following her departure from her longtime label home, Sony Music Nashville.

The song 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.”

Additionally, Miranda Lambert recently released her first-ever cookbook, Y’ALL EAT YET? Welcome to The Pretty B*tchin’ Kitchen, which arrived on April 25. Upon release, the book landed at No. 1 on the How-To, Advice & Miscellaneous Books list, making Lambert a New York Times Best Selling Author.

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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.