Grand Ole Opry Adopts From Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation
Miranda Lambert helped three puppies find a home after her appearance on the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 6. Lambert brought the dogs to her Opry appearance on behalf of her MuttNation Foundation, which provides funds to animal shelters nationwide. One of the puppies, a Labrador/terrier mix named Charlie, was welcomed into the Opry family, with several Opry staffers sharing responsibility for him. Charlie and the other two puppies had been dropped on someone’s property in rural Oklahoma. After being found and rescued, they were driven to Lambert’s Redemption Ranch in early July.
Charles Esten Helps Red Gold Tomatoes, Second Harvest Stock the Shelves
Red Gold Tomatoes donated 43,000 pounds of tomatoes on Oct. 7 on behalf of the upcoming Off the Record gala event in Nashville. Charles Esten (of ABC’s Nashville), Big & Rich’s Big Kenny Alphin, Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and wife Brittany, Phil Vassar and clothing designers Johnathan Kayne and Margaret Roberts were on hand to help with the donation. The Off the Record event will be held at the home of Sylvia Roberts on Nov. 1. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
Lindsay Ell Busks On Broadway
Stoney Creek singer-songwriter Lindsay Ell recently raised thousands to support the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Her fundraising method? The longtime tradition of street busking.
The performer and guitar slinger, in partnership with CMT’s Next Women of Country, took part in a 24-hour “Busking on Broadway” event, braving the rain and wind while performing on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. Artists showing their support during the marathon performance included Craig Campbell, Ashley Gearing, Brooke Eden, Kristen Kelley, The Raging Idiots (Bobby Bones and Eddie), Lucie Silvas, Charlie Worsham, Chuck Wicks, and others.
Ell’s new single, “By the Way,” officially impacts country radio on Oct. 19.
Dickinson Wright PLLC’s End of the Row Party Supports T.J. Martell Foundation
Dickinson Wright PLLC hosted its End of the Row party last week, raising $5,000 to support the T.J. Martell Foundation, which funds medical research related to finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.
The event, held Oct. 1 at Ruby in Nashville, featured singer-songwriters including Trea Landon, Dan Pellarin, Natalie Estes, Julienne Irwin, James Slater, Travis Meadows, Maggie Rose, Gordie Sampson, and Angaleena Presley.
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