CMA Fest: Go For The Music, Leave With A Puppy!

Muttnation Adoption Drive at 2018 CMAFest

For the third consecutive year, Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation will be entertaining CMA Fest fans with Music City’s cutest canines, all available for adoption to caring, qualified families. Partnering with Nashville Humane Association, MuttNation will have adorable adoptablesavailable each day from 11-3pm at the MuttNation rig located inside the Music City Center. Bev Lambert, Miranda’s mom and co-founder of MuttNation Foundation, will be on-site to have photos taken with each adopting family. With MuttNation’s support, more than 100 shelter dogs have been rescued by country music fans at CMA Fest over the past two years. “MuttNation’s mission is to promote the adoption of shelter pets, spay & neuter, and to let everyone know why these things are so important. Since country music fans are the most passionate people out there, CMA Fest is a great place to accomplish these goals,” said Lambert, who has 8 rescue dogs. “And it’s the world’s best feeling when you make the perfect match between a rescue and a new owner, knowing it’s creating such an incredible bond that will grow deeper and stronger every day. It just fills my heart with happiness to be part of something so special.” When asked how you can tell when you’ve found the right dog, Miranda told the crowd of more than 1000 MuttNation “citizens” gathered during CMA Fest last year, that “your dog will come to you.” As she was speaking, Bandit walked up to Fran & Mark Anziano and, from that moment on, has been part of their family. Keep an eye on MuttNation socials to see advance pictures of some of this year’s adoptable dogs photographed with Bev and Miranda: instagram.com/muttnation; twitter.com/muttnation;facebook.com/muttnation Another feature at the booth will be a one-of-a-kind MuttNation branded Epiphone guitar signed by Miranda, available via online rafflethroughCrowdRise at this link: www.crowdrise.com/muttnationguitar There will also be great MuttNation merchandise and the MuttNation Fueled by Miranda Lambert pet collection by Petmate, proceeds from sales of both benefit MuttNation Foundation. Petmate is also offering all CMA Fest fans a 25% discount for online purchases over $4.99. Use Code CMAFEST on Petmate.com anytime from June 6-12. About MuttNation Foundation Founded by Miranda and her mom, Bev Lambert, in 2009, MuttNation is a donation-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the adoption of shelter pets, advance spay & neuter and educate the public about the benefits of these actions. MuttNation also works with transport partners to assist and relocate animals under threat of euthanasia and during times of natural disaster. With a goal of finding a forever home for every shelter animal, MuttNation supports animal rescues across the country, hosts adoption events throughout the year, provides positive reinforcement for the shelter adoption experience, works to raise awareness for its causes and develops and implements initiatives to further its mission-driven goals.  www.muttnation.com About Miranda Lambert Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert is the most decorated artist in ACM history as well as the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, having been bestowed this honor for Continue reading

RECORD-BREAKING COUNTRY MEGASTAR, MIRANDA LAMBERT, BECOMES MOST-DECORATED ARTIST IN ACM HISTORY FOLLOWING 2018 AWARDS

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Miranda Lambert made country music history following the 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15th. The country mega-star now stands as the most decorated artist in ACM history with a collective 32 career wins. Lambert won three awards during last night’s show including her ninth consecutive “Female Vocalist of the Year” award and two for “Song of the Year” for her emotionally-raw hit “Tin Man” (songwriter and performer) from her Platinum double-album The Weight of These Wings. “I cannot believe this, I really can’t,” Lambert said. “I love country music. It’s my entire life, and the fact that you all care so much about what I’m doing, I’ll never take it for granted.” Lambert also stunned in the performance of her newest single, “Keeper of the Flame,” which hits radio on April 30th. The single is her latest from the powerhouse double-album, The Weight of These Wings. This summer, Lambert alongside award-winning group Little Big Town, will be hitting the road in their co-headlining, The Bandwagon Tour, which kicks off on July 12th in Charlotte, NC. The tour will travel along the U.S. Atlantic seaboard, Southeast andMidwest regions. Live Nation is the national tour promoter for The Bandwagon Tourand please visit MirandaLambert.com and LittleBigTown.com for more information on show dates and ticketing.

MIRANDA LAMBERT TO RELEASE “KEEPER OF THE FLAME” TO COUNTRY RADIO ON APRIL 16

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Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville and GRAMMY Award-winner Miranda Lambert will release “Keeper of the Flame,” Lambert’s fourth radio single off her critically acclaimed, PLATINUM-certified, double album The Weight Of These Wings, on April 16th to country radio. Lambert wrote “Keeper of the Flame” along with Natalie Hemby and Liz Rose, and prior to the release of her sixth studio album, The Weight Of These Wings, Lambert named her 2016 tour the “Keeper Of The Flame” Tour. Upon its release in late 2016, The Weight of These Wings was accompanied by a deluxe, hardbound book, containing exclusive images and details about the album’s creative and recording process of which only a few hundred copies were printed. Now, those images and words have been combined with official videos and previously unheard audio interviews from Lambert. Today Lambert launches her a one-of-a-kind, interactive Virtual Book for The Weight Of These Wings, where fans can visit The Weight Of These Wings.com, connect to their own Spotify accounts with a single click, and stream all of The Weight Of These Wings double album 24 songs, which were originally spread across two CDs (and six sides of vinyl), thematically dubbed ‘The Nerve’ and ‘The Heart.’ Take a tour of the virtual book HERE.

Rescue Rebuild, GreaterGood.org and Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Team Up

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Rescue Rebuild, a signature program of GreaterGood.org, is teaming up with Miranda Lambert’s foundation Mutt Nation in Lindale, Texas. The two nonprofits will be working with the City of Lindale to restore and repair the existing property to be able to increase pet adoptions in the area. Once completed, the center will be able to host up to 100 pets. Construction is set to begin this fall and they are asking for volunteers to offer time and money for the project to be completed.

Miranda Lambert To Put Puppies on Parade With Muttnation March

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MIRANDA LAMBERT’S MUTTNATION MARCH TO KICK OFF MUTTNATION FOUNDATION ADOPTION DRIVE AT CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL ON JUNE 8 MEET ADOPTABLE DOGS AT MUSIC CITY CENTER AND ENTER TO WIN A TRIP TO MAKE-OVER A SHELTER WITH MIRANDA Nashville, TN – Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville GRAMMY Award-winner and 13 time CMA Award winner, Miranda Lambert announces details surrounding her MuttNation events to take place during CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN, June 8th through the 11th. To kick off the MuttNation festivities, Lambert will host the inaugural MuttNation March on the morning of June 8, where Lambert and her rescue dogs will get their “paws” marching from Nissan Stadium, over the Nashville Pedestrian Bridge, and ending in downtown Nashville. “So many shelter pets need a home, so we are going to march to raise awareness,” says Lambert. “Country music has the best fans in the world and together we can help so many animals find amazing homes.” Fans and their mutts are encouraged to join in on the celebration and help spread awareness for shelter pets. Registration for the inaugural MuttNation March begins TODAY at MuttNationFoundation.com. The cost to register is $15 per person and includes an event t-shirt to wear during the MuttNation March. Miranda’s MuttNation March concludes just steps away from the Music City Center where the MuttNation Foundation Adoption Drive will take place inside CMA Fan Fair X. The drive will take place throughout CMA Fest. The MuttNation Foundation Adoption Drive will feature a photo booth, the MuttNation mobile unit and the family favorite, “Puppy Corral”, but as always the goal is to find shelter dogs forever homes. The MuttNation Fueled by Miranda Lambert Pet Collection will be available to purchase, with a portion of those proceeds benefitting MuttNation Foundation. If you cannot physically be in Nashville for the March, don’t worry, you can still participate!  Starting today and running through June 19, fans can visit MuttNationFoundation.com and enter the MuttNation Shelter Day Sweepstakes, where you and a guest have a chance to win a day with Miranda Lambert making over an animal shelter in need.  Fans are rewarded at higher donation levels with a handful of unique incentives including exclusive merchandise, meet & greets and more. For more information on MuttNation events visit www.muttnationfoundation.com Save

MIRANDA LAMBERT MAKES HISTORY AT ACM AWARDS WITH EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR WIN

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Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville GRAMMY Award-winner Miranda Lambert set a record with her EIGHTH consecutive win for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs) last night.  In her acceptance speech, after paying tribute to fellow nominee, Carrie Underwood, Lambert remarked, “I’m just glad to see females kicking ass these days.  I’m so proud to be part of that.” Her smash-hit double-album The Weight of These Wings also won for Album of the Year, prompting her to say, “Thank you for letting me use my heartbreak and sharing it with me.”   This marks Lambert’s FIFTH consecutive album to be recognized in the ACM Album of the Year Category, the most of any artist in ACM history.   Her total ACM wins now stands at 28 Awards. The Weight of These Wings soared to #1 on the iTunes charts within an hour of her win, and her single, “Tin Man” began climbing the charts following her emotionally powerful acoustic performance. Lambert recently completed the first leg of her “Highway Vagabond” tour and will be at festivals and amphitheaters throughout the summer.  Her European tour will kick off in The Netherlands and take her to England, Scotland and Ireland in August.  Late September and into October, Miranda will tour Canada. About Miranda Lambert: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, having been bestowed this honor for eight consecutive years. Her accolades include 2 Grammy Awards, 13 (CMA) Country Music Associations Awards, and 28 (ACM) Academy of Country Music Awards as well as many other honors, including the prestigious Harmony Award from the Nashville Symphony. The Texas native released her most recent effort, a double album titled The Weight of These Wings in November 2016, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. She touts six studio albums to her repertoire; Kerosene (2005), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007), Revolution (2009), Four The Record (2011) and Platinum (2014), the latter earning Lambert a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album, in addition to her previous GRAMMY win for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2010 for “The House That Built Me.”  The first song released from The Weight Of These Wings, “Vice,” received multiple Grammy and ACM Award nominations.

MIRANDA LAMBERT’S THE WEIGHT OF THESE WINGS SOARS INTO 2017

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MULTIPLE GRAMMY NOMINATION’S TOPS 2016 CRITIC’S YEAR END LISTS HIGHWAY VAGABOND TOUR Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville GRAMMY Award-winner Miranda Lambert’s new album, The Weight Of These Wings, ends 2016, and kicks off 2017 on a high note. The new release, The Weight Of These Wings, not only debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, it spawned two GRAMMY Award nominations for BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE and BEST COUNTRY SONG for the album’s lead single “Vice.” Also, The Weight Of These Wings has appeared on numerous music critic’s 2016 Year End Best of Lists including Billboard (#1), Rolling Stone (#2), Us Weekly (#2), Cosmopolitan (#4), Variety (#4), Entertainment Weekly (#5), Vulture (#7) and NPR (#9) amongst many others. In addition, the song “Highway Vagabond” which appears among the 24 tracks that comprise the album, has lent its title for Lambert’s new tour aptly called the Highway Vagabond Tour which kicks off January 26th in Evansville, Indiana. Lambert’s sixth studio album, The Weight Of These Wings, has continued to garner praise from the media: “It is, though, Lambert’s least exuberant album, and also her best—one of the year’s best, in fact.” – The New Yorker “If ever there was any question, this multifaceted and distinctly modern work ought to lay it to rest: Lambert is the most fascinating and unfettered singer-songwriter of her country generation.” – NPR “On her 24-track double album, the new country generation’s leading outlaw balances humor, regret, love and anger in the brutally blunt way that only she can.” – Rolling Stone “…her piercing voice breaks in just the right places when her mood grows downcast, and explodes into colorful curlicues when she’s enthused, or peeved.” – The New York Times “…marvelous 24-track masterwork.” – Us Weekly “ ‘The Weight of These Wings’ matches the take-no-prisoners attitude of her lyrics with music that travels unexpected routes but often winds up touching the soul.” – The Boston Globe “Across 24 contemplative songs, Lambert aches without wallowing. She daydreams without self-delusion. And that brilliant twang in her voice sounds more anchored, more experienced. If sorrow can congeal into wisdom, this is what it sounds like.” – The Washington Post The Weight Of These Wings, Lambert’s double album, is produced by Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf, and Eric Masse. About Miranda Lambert: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert touts six studio albums to her repertoire; Kerosene (2005), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007), Revolution (2009), Four The Record (2011) and Platinum (2014), the latter earning Lambert a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album, in addition to her previous GRAMMY win for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2010 for “The House That Built Me.” The Texas native released her sixth album, The Weight Of These Wings, on November 18, 2016. The first song released from The Weight Of These Wings, “Vice,” hit the Country Radio airwaves with a tally of 109 first week monitored reporting stations spinning the new song.  Her second single “We Continue reading

Multiple Grammy Award Winner Miranda Lambert Headlines The 18thAnnual "A Home For The Holidays," on CBS

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Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert headlines the 18th annual A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, to be broadcast Friday, Dec. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Miranda Lambert performs “Pushin’ Time” and “Keeper of the Flame” from her recently released and critically acclaimed sixth studio album, The Weight of These Wings, which spent two weeks at Number One on the Billboard Country Album Charts and is currently Number Three. The double album debuted at Number Three on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, which spans all genres. Lambert also performs the heart-warming, “The House That Built Me,” which is the song that earned Miranda her first Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance (her second Grammy win was for Best Country Album for Platinum in 2014). A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS features uplifting stories of adoption from foster care and raises awareness of this important social issue. At the emotional conclusion of the program, Miranda greets some of the families featured in these stories while “Jingle Bells” plays in the background. The special is presented in association with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Children’s Action Network. Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas, who was adopted, established the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in 1992. It is dedicated to dramatically increasing the adoptions of children in North America’s foster care system. The Children’s Action Network was founded in 1990 by leaders in the entertainment industry in order to harness the power of the entertainment media on behalf of children. The special is a part of CAN’s National Adoption Campaign to raise awareness of the joys of adopting and to find homes for the children who are waiting. The 18th annual A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS with Miranda Lambert is produced by Triage Entertainment and Goldsmith Entertainment. Karen Mack, Stu Schreiberg, Stephen Kroopnick and Marilyn Seabury are the executive producers. Kelly Brock is the producer, Kimberly Steer is the supervising producer and Mary Donaldson is the coordinating producer. Mike Simon is directing the special. About Miranda Lambert: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert touts six studio albums to her repertoire; Kerosene (2005), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007), Revolution (2009), Four The Record (2011) and Platinum (2014), the latter earning Lambert a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album, in addition to her previous GRAMMY win for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2010 for “The House That Built Me.” The Texas native released her sixth album, The Weight Of These Wings, on November 18, 2016. The first song released from The Weight Of These Wings, “Vice,” hit the Country Radio airwaves on July 18th touting a tally of 109 first week monitored reporting stations spinning the new song. Her second single “We Should Be Friends” arrived at radio on December 12, 2016.

MIRANDA LAMBERT PERFORMING “HIGHWAY VAGABOND” FROM HER NO. 1 ALBUM THE WEIGHT OF THESE WINGS ON “THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT”

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GRAMMY Award-winner Miranda Lambert will appear TONIGHT on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS 11:35/10:35C) on Monday, December 12th, performing “Highway Vagabond” off of her latest album, The Weight Of These Wings. The Weight Of These Wings hit No.1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart after one week of being available from its November 18 release, and has held this top spot for two consecutive weeks. The Weight Of These Wings also debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, which spans across all genres. The album has been met with overwhelming critical praise. Andrew Leahey of Rolling Stone wrote, “Lambert isn’t chasing success here; she’s chasing the muse. The result is a pure, pointed look at heartbreak and reconstruction, delivered by a writer who’s at the top of her game and a band that’s encouraged to get weird.” About Miranda Lambert: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert touts six studio albums to her repertoire; Kerosene (2005), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007), Revolution (2009), Four The Record (2011) and Platinum (2014), the latter earning Lambert a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album, in addition to her previous GRAMMY win for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2010 for “The House That Built Me.” The Texas native released her sixth album, The Weight Of These Wings, on November 18, 2016. The first song released from The Weight Of These Wings, “Vice,” hit the Country Radio airwaves on July 18th touting a tally of 109 first week monitored reporting stations spinning the new song. Her second single “We Should Be Friends” arrives at radio on December 12, 2016. She will kick off her nationwide Highway Vagabond Tour in January 2017.