Say “Cheese” With Miranda, Help the Dogs
When you're as popular as Miranda Lambert, folks are going to want to have their picture taken with you. And with the opening of Ran's boutique, the Pink Pistol, in Tishomingo, Okla., the "Mama's Broken Heart" singer has been a lot easier to find and a lot more accessible. So much so, in fact, that Miranda has had to start asking for a donation to her Muttnation Foundation pet charity for any photos she poses for while at work in the store.
"I’m always torn: I want to be accessible and all that, but when I’m at the store, I’m actually working. I’m constantly moving merchandise and working the soda fountain, and if I get stopped and asked for a picture, it’d go crazy if I did everybody," Miranda tells Country Weekly. "Now I can do pictures and meet fans and also raise money for my doggies. So it works out good."
Miranda's Muttnation Foundation is also the Academy of Country Music's "My Cause" web feature for the month of January. Part of the ACM Lifting Lives campaign, the online initiative raises awareness of artists' charities. See below to watch a video on Miranda's charity and donate to the cause.
Or you can just head to the Pink Pistol and say cheese.
"I ask for $100 donation to my Muttnation Foundation and we’ve raised $2,500 just by taking a photo," says Miranda, who stresses that the money goes not to her, but to her charity. "I don’t ever want the perception of people thinking I’m charging money for my photo. It’s definitely not for me—it’s all for the animals."