Columbia/Nashville artist Miranda Lambert along with her Mutt Nation Foundation raised over $91,000 during the “3rd Annual Cause For The Paws Event,” last weekend. GAC-TV’s Nan Kelley hosted the event with over 800 people on hand.
Purina Chef Michaels creations was the main sponsor and the attendees enjoyed dinner and a concert from MIRANDA and her full band, along with Nightwork, Whiskey and Kacey Musgraves. Blake Shelton also made a surprise performance.
During the encore, Lambert surprised the crowd by inviting Blake onstage. She agreed to donate $2,800 for him to sing “Hillbilly Bone” and then invited the crowd to come up and donate more money as the couple sang together for “tips.” Over $1,000 was collected from the fans during the song.
“It is the best feeling in the world to know we are helping in the fight to treat and find homes for abandoned and abused animal,” said Lambert. “Since we started working with the Humane Society of East Texas over three years ago, we have donated over $325,000 and they have become a ‘no kill’ shelter. Every year it amazes me that people spend their hard-earned money to partner with us in this fight. I am very grateful.”
This year some of the proceeds were donated to animals affected by the Nashville flood.
Source: All Access
Just last month, Miranda Lambert picked up three ACM Awards, including Album of the Year for ‘Revolution,’ as well as the Top Female Vocalist Award. Miranda says the awards give her a bit of influence, especially with her fiance, Blake Shelton.
“I’m one of those people that will milk it to the last drop when I win something. I’m still talking about Album of the Year (for ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’) that I won two years ago,” Miranda tells The Boot. “If Blake’s been bad, I say, ‘You can’t talk to me like that, I won Album of the Year.’ That’s two years ago. Now, I have a lot more leverage. It is awesome [laughs]. It really is.”
Other than leverage, all three awards meant so much to the fiery singer-songwriter. “Album of the Year is something that I’ll always kind of hope for. I’ll always go, ‘Man, I really want this one,’” says Miranda. “But, Female Vocalist of the Year is something I never even really dreamed about winning. I never thought that I would win something like that because I just never considered myself up there with Reba [McEntire] and Martina [McBride] and Carrie [Underwood]. First of all, I started crying … I’m usually the non-crier. I sometimes go, ‘Am I rude because I don’t cry? I’m too excited to cry!’ But that one really broke me. We had a show right after the ACM Awards, we had one day off and then we had three shows, and I was standing up there and I sang ‘Crazy’ for the encore with my guitar player, just us two. [It's] something I’ve been doing since I was 17, and I got to sing it as Female Vocalist of the Year. And my band even said, ‘You were singing really good tonight.’ ‘I have to! I’m Female Vocalist of the Year!’ [laughs] It really hit me, when I went back on the road that I actually am up there with those people, or at least they thought I was for that moment and they voted for me.”
Miranda, who is scaling the chart with her hit ‘The House That Built Me,’ is in the middle of her Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour.
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The House That Built Me is now in the #2 spot on the Country Mediabase Chart! I’ve said before that we all know how much this song means to Miranda is please take time out of your schedules to request this on on your local radio stations. Let’s get this song to #1 where it belongs! If…when this song makes it to #1 it will be Miranda’s second #1 off of this album!
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“I ain’t the kind you take home to mama/I ain’t the kind to wear no ring.” Those opening lyrics from Miranda Lambert’s “Heart Like Mine” might have been true last week. But this week? She is so the type to wear a ring. Especially this ring. This gorgeous engagement ring Blake Shelton gave her when he asked for her hand in marriage. It is packed with all kinds of diamonds in a platinum setting. And as much as some girls say that if you can still fit your hand in the pocket of your jeans, then the ring’s not big enough, this one seems perfect for Lambert. Not gigantic or flashy — because that just wouldn’t be her. But not too insignificant, either, because you just never know where she keeps all that kerosene and gunpowder and lead.
Don’t let her “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” reputation fool you – Miranda Lambert is one giddy bride-to-be, says new fiancé Blake Shelton.
“As bad-ass as her image is, she is 200 percent girl,” Shelton, 33, tells PEOPLE about Lambert’s excited anticipation when it comes to planning their wedding.
Shelton, who on Sunday proposed to Lambert, 26, in the Oklahoma woods, made his first public appearance since their engagement at a No. 1 party in Nashville on Wednesday night for his hit “Hillbilly Bone.”
Sporting the diamond and platinum sparkler Shelton picked out for her, Lambert looked on from the wings, clutching her Chihuahua pup, Cher.
Cher was Lambert’s “good luck charm” – at her side when Shelton popped the question and when Lambert scooped up three ACM Awards last month.
“Being engaged ups the excitement level for us another notch,” Shelton says. After nearly five years of dating, “it was time” to move to the next step. “I think everybody around us probably saw it coming.”
Lambert, a self-professed addict of wedding reality shows like Say Yes to the Dress and Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?, tells PEOPLE she’s eager to begin her dress hunt. “I don’t think I can talk myself out at least one trip to [New York's] Klenfeld’s Bridal!” she admits.