Long before Miranda Lambert became the most honored artist in ACM history, she and her mother, Bev Lambert, were rescuing animals – a tradition that shows no sign of slowing down. Between the two of them, they share their homes with 15 shelter pets. In 2009, the animal-loving mother and daughter team decided to make things official and co-founded MuttNation Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to promote the adoption of shelter animals, assist with animal transport and help during times of natural disaster. MuttNation is proudly celebrating its 10th Anniversary.
When it comes to advocating for the adoption of shelter pets, Miranda is a passionate and tireless campaigner. “Music and rescue animals are the two driving forces in my life and I’m so fortunate that the success I’ve had with my music allows me to help shelter animals more than I dreamed possible,” the country superstar said, adding “MuttNation’s 10-year milestone is amazing and what we’ve been able to accomplish gets better every year. Just in this past year, alone, we helped 1,776 shelter pets find their forever homes.”
One of MuttNation’s most popular signature programs, Mutts Across America, was created by Bev Lambert in 2015. Mutts Across America awards 50 “surprise” grants to 50 shelters, providing an outstanding and carefully vetted shelter in every state with a MuttNation grant. Since the initiative’s inception, Mutts Across America has supported 250 shelters with more than $750,000.
MuttNation is celebrating its 10th Anniversary throughout the year and sends heartfelt thanks to all our MuttNation Citizens and supporters for making these first 10 years so successful. Find us on Facebook (facebook.com/muttnation), Instagram (@muttnation), and Twitter (@MuttNation).
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. www.muttnation.com
About Miranda Lambert Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, having been bestowed this honor for eight 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 last record, a double album titled The Weight of These Wings in November 2016, that 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 next single “Tin Man”, which she debuted at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards in 2017 won Song of The Year at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM).
Miranda toured extensively in 2018, starting with the “Living Like Hippies” in January and then following it up with “The Bandwagon” summer tour with Little Big Town. She was also honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame and named “Artist In Residence” with 2 performances in September. As if that wasn’t enough, she wrapped the year with releasing another Pistol Annies album on November 2. www.Mirandalambert.comhttps://www.countryschatter.com/2019/03/miranda-lamberts-muttnation-celebrates-10-years-of-giving-with-150000-in-surprise-grants-to-animal-shelters/Charity EventMiscellaneousPress ReleaseBev Lambert,Miranda Lambert,MuttNation Foundation,Mutts Across America