Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Gifts $160,000 in Grants to 50 Animal Shelters

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Gifts $160,000 in Grants to 50 Animal Shelters

With 15 rescue animals between them—including dogs, cats and rabbits—it’s no secret Miranda Lambert and mom Bev Lambert have a soft spot in their hearts for fury, four-legged friends.

That’s why in 2009, Miranda and Bev started the MuttNation Foundation, an organization with the mission of ending animal suffering and homelessness on every front. The foundation has successfully raised millions of dollars to aid organizations, government institutions and entities that build animal shelters for better care and increased pet adoption.

In honor of MuttNation’s 11th anniversary in 2020, the organization is giving away $160,000 in surprise grants to 50 animals shelters—one in each state—as part of its Mutts Across America initiative. Since 2015, Mutts Across America has awarded more than $1 million in grants to more than 300 shelters.

“We both feel such a deep connection with animals and have so much compassion for the ones that need us the most,” says Miranda. “Mutts Across America lets us reward the hard-working shelters and give a ‘paw up’ to their lucky mutts. Our big message is that we encourage everyone to adopt from their local shelter or, if they’re not in the market for a new dog or cat, volunteer at their local rescue.”

This year’s selected shelters are below.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen