Like all of us, Miranda Lambert and her husband Brendan were forced to slow down when the pandemic hit in early 2020, but for the couple, it was a blessing.

Miranda tells People in the cover story this week, “My husband and I were pretty much newlyweds when the world shut down, and so it was actually a huge blessing in our relationship. We got to spend some really good time together, not running crazy, not on the road. He jumped right into this lifestyle, and he’s very positive and gung-ho about everything, but it was really nice to just spend time at my farm in Nashville. And we spent a lot of time with friends and family as well.”

She added, “I’m really thankful for that. I don’t think I ever would have taken that time had I not been forced to.”

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