The Grand Ole Opry and Miranda Lambert are joining forces over the next week to send some four-legged friends straight from the home of country music to loving homes of their own. As the Opry celebrates its 90th birthday this Saturday, October 3, Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation will be on hand in the Opry Plaza with rescue dogs waiting to be adopted and off to perfect homes. The pet adoption opportunity is one component of the day’s free Opry Plaza Party that will also include live music on the Plaza stage including a musical salute to the Opry by stars of ABC’s NASHVILLE—Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack, and Aubrey Peeples.
The MuttNation crew is scheduled to return to the Plaza on October 6 when Lambert visits the Opry for two shows that will also feature Alan Jackson and Marty Stuart, among others.
Throughout October, Opry guests are invited to use the code “PAWS” when purchasing Opry tickets to designate a portion of those ticket proceeds benefit MuttNation. Sales of special items including dog collars and “Puppy Opry” prints available in the Opry’s Nashville retail stores and opry.com will also help benefit the Foundation. Fans can also bid on autographed merchandise and experiences at opry.com throughout October with all proceeds benefitting MuttNation.
“What an honor that the Grand Ole Opry has invited MuttNation to its 90th Birthday Bash,” said Foundation co-founder Bev Lambert. “With its impeccable reputation, Miranda and I are aware the Opry could have selected any number of pet charities with which to work. We are extremely humbled that they’ve entrusted MuttNation Foundation to join arms and paws in October.”