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5th Annual Cause for the Paws announced!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Miranda Lambert is headed home to Texas to headline the 5th Annual Cause for the Paws concert benefitting Miranda's own MuttNation Foundation. On Friday, June 22nd, Miranda takes the stage at Ford Park in Beaumont, TX, joined by special guests Wade Bowen and the Josh Abbott Band.  Tickets go on-sale Friday, April 27th, at 10am and are available at the Ford Park Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com. and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Miranda's love of animals led to the formation of MuttNation. The foundation has successfully raised money across the country in order to aid organizations and governmental institutions or entities that build animal shelters for better care, increase pet adoption and encourage responsible pet guardianship, rehabilitate sick or unsocialized animals, fund spay/neuter programs, reduce/eliminate euthanasia of healthy animals, and train shelter dogs for purposes of therapy programs, assistance for wounded military personnel, and dogs-in-prisons programs.

"We are so excited about the next chapter in the life of MuttNation Foundation in aiding and assisting animals in need," said Miranda. "After four years in East Texas we found ourselves in need of hosting the benefit concert in a bigger venue. Beaumont, Texas, reached out with open arms to help us with our mission. Aside from music, this is my biggest passion in life, and those of you who can attend the show are sure to have a time you won't forget!  Also, remember that every penny of profit from the benefit goes into the fund that helps us accomplish our mission to end animal suffering and homelessness."

Joining Miranda at this year's Cause for the Paws are Texas favorites, Wade Bowen and the Josh Abbott Band. Thirteen years after launching his career at Stubb's Barbecue in Austin, TX, Wade Bowen is set to release his major label debut on May 29. Wade has nine No.1's on the Texas Music Chart, multiple awards, including 2009 Texas Music Awards Male Vocalist of the Year and the 2010 Lone Star Music Awards Live Act of the Year, three studio albums, and a Live At Billy Bob's CD/DVD combo at the iconic club in Fort Worth under his belt.

After getting its start at the Blue Light Live in Lubbock, TX, the Josh Abbott Band is awaiting the release of its 3rd CD. The Josh Abbott Band has quickly become a Texas institution, selling out many of its shows in the region, proving that its talents can't be confined for long to the Lone Star State. "The most important idea that I write songs with is that they're autobiographical," Abbott says. "Nearly every song I write is a true story of mine or of someone I know." That truthfulness breeds passion for the material. And that passion comes through in the performances, both in the recording studio and on stage. 

"I'm thrilled to say that in the past four years we have been able to contribute over $700,000 to abused, abandoned, neglected, or unwanted animals," said Bev Lambert, the Director of MuttNation. "We plan on doing even more outreach in 2012. One exciting partnership that we have entered into in this past year is with the Red Star Emergency Relief Service to assist in disaster relief for animals displaced or abandoned as well as the rebuilding of shelters harmed or destroyed. The most exciting thing is that we are partnering with them to bring home our military service dogs from the recent war efforts. These military animals are currently being retrained to provide service to the wounded warriors and therapy for their families."

This year's Cause for the Paws, benefitting Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation, will take place Friday, June 22nd, at Ford Park in Beaumont, TX.  Tickets start at $28.75 and are available at the Ford Park Box Office, online at www.Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000.  Donations can also be made at www.muttnationfoundation.com.


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