Miranda Lambert’s nonprofit shelter dog organization MuttNation has partnered with the Waggle Foundation’s veterinary assistance group to form the MuttNation Fund. It’s a relief effort designed to assist musicians and music industry workers' pets during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The MuttNation Fund offers financial help to members of the music community for covering medical bills related to their animals. Miranda said, “It really hit home when my backup singer and close friend Gwen’s shelter dog, Earl, became extremely ill in early March, just as the pandemic was taking hold and our tour had to stop, and after taking him to several vets, she was told Earl had a rare liver disorder.” “Earl is doing great now, but he’ll require ongoing treatment for the rest of his life, it was such an unexpected major expense at an already tough time. So, it got me thinking that there must be a lot more people whose careers in the music industry have been on pause due to lack of live performance opportunities, and who are struggling with their pets' vet bills.”
Any musician, singer, producer, recording engineer, songwriter, manager, music venue worker or other member of the broader music community can apply for pet assistance via the MuttNation fund. The application can be accessed at wagglefoundation.org/muttnation.
Brad Paisley guest hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live the other night and kept people entertained! He talked to Guillermo and even did a rendition of his song “Alcohol” and changed the lyrics to fit 2020.
Earlier this week Floores made an announcement on social media they had plans to bring back live music. Well, they followed through on that promise! Aaron Lewis will do two shows Friday the 25th, then Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th Robert Earl Keen will do two shows.
Tickets are extremely limited, and all options include seats with social distance protocols in place between parties.