Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Helps Raise More Than $75,000 for Animal Shelters Affected by March Tornadoes

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Helps Raise More Than $75,000 for Animal Shelters Affected by March Tornadoes

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation helped raise more than $75,000 to assist animal shelters and organizations that were affected by the tornadoes that swept across Middle Tennessee on March 3. The devastating twisters killed 25 people and cause more than $1 billion in damage.

“We knew people needed to come first, but MuttNation is here because we have to watch over the animals, too,” says Miranda. “My heart is filled with both sadness for everyone who suffered—and with gratitude for everyone who has stepped up.

Almost 1,000 donations were matched by Tractor Supply Co., Nashville-based donation platform Generous, and MuttNation to raise more than $75,000 that has been allocated to the following organizations: Agape Animal Rescue, Crossroads Campus, Friends of MACC, Nashville Humane Association, the Pet Community Center, Putnam County Humane, the Putnam TN Disaster Animal Relief Team (DART) and the Wilson County DART.

With 15 rescue animals between them—including dogs, cats and rabbits—it’s no secret Miranda 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.

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs