Miranda Lambert to host MuttNation parade at CMA Festival
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 It is well known that country star Miranda Lambert is an animal lover and champions shelter dogs. She is advancing the cause with her MuttNation events, scheduled to take place during the CMA Festival in Nashville on June 8-11, 2017, according to Miranda Lambert News.  MuttNation will help raise awareness of the need to rescue dogs in shelters. 

Lambert will perform at the CMT Awards, which will take place in Nashville on June 7. Her video "Vice" is nominated for Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year. The CMT Awards will be televised live on CMT.

The “Vice” singer will also perform at CMA Fest on June 8. Tickets are available at the CMA Fest website. She recently released her new video “Tin Man,” which features Lambert plaintively singing and playing guitar in a public bathroom.

Kicking off the MuttNation festivities will be the inaugural MuttNation march on June 8. Lambert will host the parade of rescue dogs, who will get their “paws” marching starting from Nissan Stadium and over the Nashville Pedestrian Bridge. The parade will end near Music City Center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Fans can register to walk for $15, which includes a t-shirt, at the MuttNation Foundation website.

People who cannot physically be in Nashville for the event can still participate in the sweepstakes. A donation of  $10 will be an for a chance to win a day with Lambert helping an animal in need. The sweepstakes will run through June 19.

The inaugural MuttNation Foundation Adoption Drive will be held inside the CMA Xfinity Fan Fair X. The drive will feature the MuttNation mobile unit, a photo booth, and the “Puppy Corral.”  Admission to the Xfinity Fan Fair X is free for CMA Fest ticket holders. People who do not have passes to CMA Fest will be admitted for $10/one day or $25/four days.  

"So many shelter pets need a home, so we are going to march to raise awareness,” stated Lambert on her website.  “Country music has the best fans in the world and together we can help so many animals find amazing homes.

The goal of the MuttNation Foundation Adoption Drive will be to spur pet adoptions, so the shelter dogs can be placed in forever homes.