Nashville, TN – Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville GRAMMY Award-winner
and 12-time CMA Award winner, Miranda Lambert kicked off CMA Fest with
her first MuttNation March on June 8th.

Miranda with more than 1000 fellow animal lovers, including Nashville
Mayor Megan Barry, created a sea of pink as they, along with
approximately 120 dogs marched from Nissan Stadium over the Nashville
Pedestrian Bridge, and ended at Chevrolet Walk of Fame Park, where
Lambert was joined onstage by Storme Warren, host of SiriusXM’s “The

The MuttNation Foundation Adoption Drive at CMA Fan Fair X featured 60
dogs, of which 30 of them walked in the march.  Besides the rescue pups,
the offerings included the popular “Puppy Corral” where prospective
owners could play with the dogs,  a photo booth and of course the
MuttNation mobile unit. The adoption drive matched the perfect
shelter pups to new families in 21 states as well as Canada.  Adopt,
don’t shop was in full force this week where all of the 60 apoptable
dogs found their forever homes!

“I am so grateful that all these amazing dogs found their forever homes”
said Lambert.  “Marching with so many amazing fans and fellow animal
lovers was really a highlight of CMA Fest for me.”

For fans who couldn’t be in Nashville for the activities, don’t fret,
there is still a way to participate.  Through June 19, folks can visit MuttNationFoundation.com and
enter in the MuttNation Shelter Day Sweepstakes for a chance to win
working with Miranda Lambert making over an animal shelter in need. 
Fans are rewarded at higher donation levels with a handful of unique
incentives including exclusive merchandise, meet & greets and more.

For more information on MuttNation events visit www.muttnationfoundation.com


About MuttNation Foundation (501(c)(3 non-profit organization)
Miranda’s love for animals has always been an important part of who she
is. Miranda and her mom, Bev Lambert, founded MuttNation Foundation in
2009 to shine a spotlight on rescue animals, assist shelters, and to
ensure that as many dogs as possible would have a safe and loving place
to call home. All donations are 100% tax deductible. The Lamberts, along
with a passionate board of directors ensure that your hard-earned
dollars go towards improving the lives of animals.

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, 12 (CMA) Country Music Associations Awards, and 28 (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. Her third single, “Tin Man”, is currently at Country
Radio. www.Mirandalambert.com

About CMA Music Festival:
The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™ began in 1972 as Fan Fair®,
bringing 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Now 46 years
later, the legendary Festival has become the city’s signature music
event hosting more than 88,500 fans from every state and two dozen
foreign countries. The 2016 CMA Music Festival featured 11 stages with
more than 300 acts and 100 hours of music. And it all benefits music
education. Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than
$17.5 million to sustainable music education initiatives across the
U.S. thanks to the fans who attend CMA Music Festival and the artists
who perform for free. CMA Music Festival is filmed for a national
television special to air on the ABC Television Network. This is the
14th consecutive year, a feat no other music festival has achieved. “CMA
Fest 2017” is executive-produced by Robert Deaton. The special will be
hosted for the first time by Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett.

Photo  Credit: Metro Government

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