Dog-loving country superstar Miranda Lambert will once again lead her MuttNation MuttMarch & Adoption Drive at this year’s CMA Music Festival in Nashville. Presented by Tractor Supply, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of Lambert’s big-hearted nonprofit.
Kicking off this year’s CMA Fest on June 6th at 8:30 a.m., Lambert will lead a MuttMarch parade of about 1,000 people (and their furry friends) from Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, across the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and into Music City’s Walk of Fame Park. Once they arrive, Sirius XM’s The Highway host Storme Warren will interview Lambert for a live broadcast about her efforts to find shelter pets a forever home, and the parade walkers are invited to stick around for activities and refreshments. Those interested in attending can register at https://www.MuttNationFoundation.com.
Meanwhile, festival goes can actually adopt a dog just a block away. For the third year in a row, MuttNation will operate an adoption center at Xfinity Fan Fair X at Music City Center. Partnering with both Nashville Humane Association and Tractor Supply, the MuttNation booth will include dozens of adoptable dogs each day of the festival from 12 – 3 p.m., plus Lambert’s mother and MuttNation co-founder Bev, who will be on hand for photos with every dog and their new family.
“Country music lovers and dog lovers, they go hand-in-hand,” Lambert says, “and CMA Fest provides the perfect setting to make that special connection.”
MuttNation was founded in 2009, and last year helped 55 dogs get adopted at CMA Fest alone.