NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018!

Miranda Lambert and her animal charity, the MuttNation Foundation, are donating nearly 200-thousand dollars to shelters across the country.  The grants are going to more than 50 animal shelters as part of the Mutts Across America program.  The charity was launched back in 2009 by Miranda and her mom, Bev.  Its mission is to end animal suffering and homelessness.
Darius Rucker is headed overseas for a tour of the U.K.  His international trek kicks off on October 21st in Birmingham, England.  Darius is promoting his latest album, ‘When Was the Last Time.’  Before he heads abroad, he will tour this summer with Lady Antebellum.
Keep your friends close—and your enemies closer!  Blake Shelton says new “The Voice” coach Kelly Clarkson is his very good friend.  Kelly’s husband, Brandon Blackstock, is also Blake’s manager!  But when the two coaches are competing over singing talent, Blake says Kelly “is my enemy!”