For the 3rd consecutive year, Miranda Lambert’s charitable organization, MuttNation Foundation, has proven that country fans have hearts as big as her home state of Texas by coming out and adopting 56 dogs during the 4-day event at the Music City Center – with over 150 MuttNation pups adopted at this event alone over the 3-year period.
Founded in 2009 by Miranda and her mom, Bev Lambert, the foundation supports and partners with shelters across the country and, since its inception, has helped thousands of dogs find loving ‘forever’ homes as well as transport thousands more during times of natural disaster. When asked why they decided to start MuttNation, Bev said “Since early childhood Miranda has had a keen love for pets of all kinds, but especially for dogs. As her passion and platform grew it was only natural to want to use her voice to make a difference in their lives. Co-founding MNF was a great way to use our strong mother-daughter bond to further a cause so near and dear to our hearts.”
At the core of MuttNation’s mission is advancing the adoption of shelter pets. The MuttNation activation during CMA Week has allowed the charity to accomplish its goals while engaging Miranda’s mutt-loving fans who travel from near and far – some specifically to see the dogs. One family drove 11 hours from Pennsylvania just to meet their new pet, and said, “Marley, formally known as Priscilla, has already made herself right at home in Pennsylvania. She’s the perfect fit for our family!”
Many of the dogs that were adopted at this year’s event were named in honor of some of country music’s biggest stars,including:Lady A., Zac Brown, Luke Bryan, George Strait, Keith Urban, Dottie West, Tammy Wynette and, of course, Lambert – just to name a few.
Nashville Humane Association, MNF’s partner for the 2018 CMA Fest Adoption event, provided the adoptable dogs and worked closely with MuttNation to make this event such a resounding success. “We’re thrilled that we were able to team up with MuttNation and find families for so many amazing dogs at this great event. We encourage everyone to come by Nashville Humane to see all of the beautiful animals for adoption,” said Becca Morris, NHA Director of Development & Community Outreach.
Many people who are not able to adopt a pet ask how they can help Miranda and MuttNation continue their great work. There are several things that anyone can do: volunteer at a local shelter, foster an animal, purchase from the MuttNation Fueled by Miranda Lambert pet collection by Petmate (100% of Miranda’s profits benefit MuttNation), become a MuttNation Citizen, enter to win the one-of-a kind Miranda signed guitar via CrowdRise, or donate to MuttNation. It’s really that simple. www.muttnation.com, www.crowdrise.com/
About MuttNation Foundation
Founded by Miranda and her mom, Bev Lambert, in 2009, MuttNation is a donation-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the adoption of shelter pets, advance spay & neuter and educate the public about the benefits of these actions. MuttNation also works with transport partners to assist and relocate animals under threat of euthanasia and during times of natural disaster. With a goal of finding a forever home for every shelter animal, MuttNation supports animal rescues across the country, hosts adoption events throughout the year, provides positive reinforcement for the shelter adoption experience, works to raise awareness for its causes and develops and implements initiatives to further its mission-driven goals.
About Miranda Lambert
Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert is the most decorated artist in ACM history as well as the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, having been bestowed this honor for nine consecutive years. Her accolades include 2 Grammy Awards, 13 (CMA) Country Music Associations Awards, and 32 (ACM) Academy of Country Music Awards as well as many other honors, including the prestigious Harmony Award from the Nashville Symphony.
The Texas native released her most recent effort, a double album titled The Weight of These Wings in November 2016, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. She touts six studio albums to her repertoire; Kerosene (2005), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend(2007), Revolution (2009), Four The Record (2011) and Platinum(2014), the latter earning Lambert a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album, in addition to her previous GRAMMY win for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2010 for “The House That Built Me.” The first song released from The Weight of These Wings, “Vice,” received multiple Grammy and ACM Award nominations. Lambert’s previous country radio single, “Tin Man”, which she debuted at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards last year (2017) and was awarded Song of The Year at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards. www.Mirandalambert.com