Animal lover Miranda Lambert is heading back to her home state of Texas to headline her fifth annual Cause for the Paws concert on Friday, June 22, at Ford Park in Beaumont, Texas. The country superstar's own MuttNation Foundation will be the beneficiary of the show, which will also feature special guests Wade Bowen and The Josh Abbott Band. Tickets for the event will go on sale Friday, April 27 at 10 AM and are available at the Ford Park Box Office, online at Ticketmaster and by phone at 800-745-3000.

MuttNation has successfully raised money across the country to aid organizations and governmental institutions or entities whose purpose is to 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 our lives at MuttNation Foundation in aiding and assisting animals in need," says Miranda's manager Marion Kraft. "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 Miranda's 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."

While the past year has been another eventful one for the singer-songwriter and animal advocate, there have been a few difficult circumstances she's had to endure, including the death last February of her beloved dog, Dixie, whom she had since she was eight years old.

Other pets on Miranda's Oklahoma farm include horses, pot-bellied pigs, chickens and dogs named Black Betty, Cher, Delilha, Delta, Jessi, Virginia Bluebell and Waylon. Several of Miranda's dogs served as "bridesmaids" in her wedding to Blake last May.

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