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Miranda Lambert Raises Over $600,000 with Cause for the Paws

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Grammy® winner and dog ‘mother’ to seven rescue dogs, Miranda Lambert, has donated proceeds from her show at the Route 91 Harvest Festival to her 7th annual charity event, “Cause for the Paws,” to benefit her beloved MuttNation Foundation. The event brought in a total of $628,148, which is put to good use in helping furry friends all across the country.

“I always have a great time in Vegas, but being able to save dogs along the way was probably the best,” Miranda said. “Getting to do what I love and help the cause that’s closest to my heart, and do it in Vegas; it doesn’t get any better. With the money raised, I am looking forward to seeing lots of dogs find loving forever homes through adoption.”

The Route 91 Harvest Festival was held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on October 3rd, 4th and 5th, and featured fellow superstar headliners, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean.
This year’s “Cause for the Paws” event included a sold out VIP cocktail party; complete with a live and silent auction with items from Blake Shelton, Miranda, Live Nation and MGM Resorts (which raised more than $60,000). There was also an online eBay auction.

MNF co-founder, Bev Lambert explains, “Miranda and I were a bit apprehensive about moving the 7th Annual Cause For The Paws from our homes states of Texas and Oklahoma into Las Vegas. As our long time sponsors signed on in record time and the tickets for the 1st Harvest Festival began to sell out we started to feel like this year may indeed be worthy of the name – Lucky 7! We stand amazed at the support that her fans, friends and sponsors continue to show as they join hands with us to help shelter pets across the US. We both continue our pledge to be watchful over every penny donated.”

The money raised from “Cause for the Paws” will be used for a variety of initiatives throughout the coming year including to finish work on and fund Redemption Ranch, the first MuttNation Foundation owned and operated shelter, which will be opening in Tishomingo, OK on November 22nd.

In addition, on Sunday, October 26th starting at noon MuttNation Foundation will partner with the Humane Society of Tulsa to host their FIRST Muttoberfest (at 6232 E. 60th Street in Tulsa, OK). Over 100 dogs and cats (all of whom have been vaccinated, tested and spayed and neutered) rescued by MuttNation Foundation will be available for adoption.

MNF will also be continuing their very successful Mutts Across America: 50 States/50 Shelters initiative. Operating under the premise that fans, friends, colleagues and benefactors across the US have sown into MuttNation Foundation, last year they selected a shelter in each of the 50 states to lend a financial hand and will do so again this year.

They will also continue their support for Pets Fur People (petsfurpeople.org), which is the former home of Miranda’s first shelter pet, Delilah, and the start of Cause For The Paws in Tyler, TX.

MuttNation Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are 100% tax deductible; it has raised over $1.5 M the past seven years. To donate please visit: www.MuttNationFoundation.com. Miranda and her mother, Bev, make every effort to ensure that your hard-earned dollars are going to spay and neuter efforts, medical treatments, adoptions, preventions, transportation, legislative changes, and education. By contributing, you are making a difference to end animal cruelty, neglect, and homelessness.

Miranda Lambert’s Ladysmith a Place to Keep Her Stuff

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is a singer/songwriter and shop owner (Pink Pistol), but she recently added B&B owner to her resume. She sat down with Yahoo Travel to talk about The Ladysmith,s a quaint 113 year old building in downtown Toshomingo, Oklahoma that was inspired by Miranda’s unique collection of “Old Shit.”

It’s things I’ve acquired over a couple of years. I’ve been buying things I love, and I’d just put them in storage. Then when this B&B came up, I thought, “This is perfect.”

I needed to do something with it. I needed a B&B because I needed someplace to put my stuff!

It’s crazy. I’m a fan of preserving old things. I loved the building [a converted 1901 drugstore], which was just sitting there rotting. I wanted to turn it into something grand, to its original state. I bought it; it wasn’t for sale, but everything’s for sale. Then I said, “I don’t know the first thing about running a B&B.”But the building is what inspired me.

I wasn’t planning on doing this in my life, but I found a great innkeeper [Staci Addison] and staff. Every room has its own character, its message to say. I feel like that’s how my albums are.

Miranda hopes her face and name on the B&B along with her shop across the street will drive people to experience the small-town that she’s so proud of.

We really encourage everybody to visit all the businesses and restaurants.

There are a lot of great little boutiques down the street. And what I love is the small-town people.

[The Ladysmith] is the real deal. It’s a warm environment if you really want to know what it’s like to be in a small town. It’s a good way to get away.

Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean & Florida Georgia Line Named CMT’s Artists of the Year

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CMT will celebrate an incredible year in the country music industry by honoring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban as the top country artists of 2014 in an all-new CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR, premiering LIVE from Nashville on Tuesday, December 2nd at 8:00 p.m. ET. The 90-minute special will bring together this year’s five honorees and their peers for an evening filled with star-studded performances and celebration, honoring each artist’s successes over the past year.

Urban, a first-time honoree, joins Aldean, Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Lambert, all of whom have been honored in previous years at the annual ceremony. Aldean has been named a CMT ARTIST OF THE YEAR since the award’s inception in 2010.

“Country music has never been bigger, and these five are its biggest stars of 2014,’’ said John Hamlin, SVP Music Events and Talent, CMT. “We do everything we can do to make sure this is the party of the year for them. And rightfully so. They’ve earned it.”

Over the past 12 months, all five honorees have illustrated their impact in country music through massive radio airplay, chart-topping album sales and millions of individual downloads of their current singles. Additionally, these acts have sold out concert tours and, collectively, their videos have received hundreds of millions of streams, earning them the honor of being named one of CMT’s ARTISTS OF THE YEAR.

Past artists named as CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR include Aldean, Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Lambert, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to Cross Genres at the CMA Awards

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“The 48th Annual CMA Awards” will present genre-crossing duet performances by Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor who will perform with Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert respectively. “Pretty Little Liars” actress and DMG Nashville recording artist Lucy Hale will be joining the evening as a presenter live, Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.

Hosted for the seventh consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will also feature superstar performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Paisley, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Underwood, and Keith Urban.

Grande will be joining two-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town for an on-air collaboration. Within less than a year, Grande captured No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 twice—first with her Republic Records debut Yours Truly and also with its 2014 follow-up My Everything.

Trainor will team up with nine-time nominee and reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Lambert. This dynamic duo’s performance of Trainor’s “All About That Bass” is sure to be a must see moment. Singer/songwriter Trainor has written songs for such stars as Rascal Flatts before skyrocketing to success with her international hit “All About That Bass,” which has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the past six weeks.

While Hale made her mark early on as an actress, best known for her role on the hit ABC Family drama “Pretty Little Liars,” music was always her first love. The Memphis born and bred singer’s debut album, Road Between, was released by DMG Nashville on June 3 and features her brand new single, “Lie A Little Better.” Hale will also be performing on “CMA Country Christmas,” a two-hour special airing Monday, Dec. 1 (8:00-10:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Winners of “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting members of the Country Music Association. CMA Awards balloting is officiated by the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Monday, Oct. 27 (5:00 PM/CT).

“The 48th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

For more information, please visit CMAawards.com and CMAchristmas.com.

Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & MORE Nab American Music Awards Nominations

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Yesterday, The American Music Awards nominees were announced on Good Morning America, and country music is making a splash in some all-genre categories including Luke Bryan taking a nod for Artist of the Year.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Iggy Azalea
• Beyoncé
Luke Bryan
• Eminem
• Imagine Dragons
• John Legend
• Lorde
• One Direction
• Katy Perry
• Pharrell Williams

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
• Jason Aldean
• Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Miranda Lambert
• Kacey Musgraves
• Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
• Eli Young Band
• Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
• Garth Brooks “Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences”
• Eric Church “The Outsiders”
Brantley Gilbert “Just As I Am”

The AMAs are based ONLY on fan votes, so be sure to vote for all your favorite stars. Congrats to all of the nominees!

The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on ABC.

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