Nashville, TN (February 24, 2011) — Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert began rescuing “strays” at the age of 3. First, 2 kittens (Molly and Daisy) then along came her first rescue puppy, a beagle named Ruby. She later moved to her hometown of Lindale, TX and her passion continued. Twenty five years later (and more than 20 adopted animals), Lambert’s bringing her “Cause for the Paws” back to where it all began. On April 30th, the 4th Annual Cause for the Paws Benefit will be held at the “Festival on the Square” site in downtown Tyler, TX. Country music star Lambert will bring together friends and family along with special musical guests, Stoney LaRue, Josh Kelley and Texas singer/songwriter Bri Bagwell, for a night filled with good music, good will and good times.
Tickets for this year’s concert go on sale Friday, February 25th at 10 a.m. central. Cause for the Paws, which has raised over $400,000 for animal related charities alone, is part of the many fundraising activities of Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation which was officially formed in 2008. Over a half million dollars has been raised through annual concerts, direct donations and other fundraising mechanisms for East Texas, Tennessee and Oklahoma Animal Shelters.