Miranda Lambert’s Charity Auction Raises Over $100,000 For MuttNation Foundation
Miranda Lambert recently auctioned off several items from her personal closet to benefit her MuttNation Foundation and ended up raising…
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Miranda Lambert recently auctioned off several items from her personal closet to benefit her MuttNation Foundation and ended up raising a total of $105,166.79 for the nonprofit.
“I know it was just Thanksgiving, but it already feels like Christmas. It just means so much that we’re able to help so many more rescues and shelter pets, especially at this time of year,” Lambert said. “I’m incredibly grateful to my fans for making this auction such a great success. It almost makes me want to clean out my closet more often!”
Over 425 lots were available for fans to bid on, with items ranging from street-worn clothing to stage wear to jewelry and accessories to footwear. Among the most popular items available for auction, each of which Lambert hand-picked, were her Silver and Black Crossed Pistols with Wings Cuff, her much-loved stage and video-worn Silver Embroidered Autographed Idyllwind Cowboy Boots and handwritten and autographed lyrics to her newest single, “Bluebird.”
Fans interested in continuing to help MuttNation Foundation can pledge one volunteer day to the shelter of their choice by completing the online form HERE. That shelter will be automatically entered for a chance to receive a $1,000 MuttNation grant. Volunteers must complete their volunteer day by January 31, 2020. Ten shelters will receive a $1,000 grant from MuttNation in early 2020.
After wrapping her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour, Miranda Lambert is enjoying some downtime before kicking off her much-anticipated Wildcard Tour. The tour, which will feature special guests Cody Johnson and LANCO, with Randy Rogers Band and Parker McCollum opening select shows, kicks off January 16.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.