Friday Notes: MuttNation, Hayes and Brooks, The McClymonts

Lambert’s MuttNation Raises $300,000

Miranda Lambert recently returned to her native Texas to host the 4th Annual “Cause For Paws Benefit,” held at the Festival on the Square in Tyler. More than 7000 people packed the downtown area to enjoy the music of Miranda and special musical guests, Stoney LaRue and Josh Kelley. Through ticket sales, sponsorships and live auction items, the event raised almost $300,000. Proceeds will go toward MuttNation, Lambert’s foundation that supports animal shelters, and the Humane Society of East Texas. Since she started the foundation, The Humane Society of East Texas has become a no-kill shelter.

In addition to volunteering at the local shelter, Lambert adopted her dog Delilah there, who joins her other rescue animals Jesse, Waylon, Delta Dawn, Cher, Black Betty, Virginia Bluebell and cats Shelley, Maxine, and Suzie Q as well as a host of farm animals.


Hunter Hayes Plays Alongside Kix Brooks

On a recent listener cruise with KMPS, Atlantic/WMN artist Hunter Hayes sat alongside Kix Brooks to play some tunes for fans.

(L-R): Hunter Hayes, KMPS PD Becky Brenner and Kix Brooks.


The McClymonts in USA for National Tour and New Release

Australia’s award-winning country trio, The McClymonts, are back in the USA with a brand new single and video, “Wrapped Up Good,” from the group’s forthcoming US release. The video will world premiere in heavy rotation on CMT Pure on May 16 and the single will be available at country radio in June. Producer Nathan Chapman helms the recording, along with sisters, Brooke, Mollie and Sam. The trio will begin a national touring schedule in June and plan to relocate to Nashville as they move forward with their country music career.


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