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SECOND ANNUAL NRA COUNTRY/ACM CELEBRITY SHOOT

SECOND ANNUAL NRA COUNTRY/ACM CELEBRITY SHOOT

HOSTED BY BLAKE SHELTON

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Aaron Lewis and Craig Morgan with Team Rivette Refuge Preserve - Top Team
Outdoor TV Star Lee Lakosky - Top Celebrity Shooter


CELEBRITY SPORTING CLAYS SHOOT EMCEED BY STORME WARREN AND PRESENTED BY SOUNDGEAR
HELD ON SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 IN LAS VEGAS PART OF THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®

 

NASHVILLE, TN (March 31, 2012) – NRA Country and the Academy of Country Music partnered for the Second Annual NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot, hosted by ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Blake Shelton. The sporting clays competition, emceed by Headline Country’s Storme Warren, took place on Saturday, March 31, 2012 as part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® – the week leading up to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions that will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Shelton will also co-host the Awards alongside Reba for the second consecutive year.

Lee Lakosky of Outdoor Channel’s “The Crush with Tiffany and Lee” took home a Wayne LaPierre Signature Edition Shotgun as the top celebrity shooter. Craig Morgan came in as top scoring country artist for the day. Team Rivette Refuge Preserve, led by celebrity captains Craig Morgan and ACM nominee Aaron Lewis, took the top Team designation with each member being awarded a collector’s edition Remington 1911 pistol inscribed with a one-of-a-kind NRA serial number for their win.  Additional celebrity participants included: Lee Brice, two-time Super Bowl winning legend Dave Butz, Craig Campbell, Easton Corbin, Ira Dean, Edens Edge, The Band Perry’s Neil and Reid Perry, Cowboy Troy,Outdoor Channel personalities Matt Duff, Tiffany Lakosky, Nick Mundt and Laura Schara,plus TNA Impact Wrestling stars Jeff Hardy andJames Storm.

The NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot, presented by SoundGear by LaPierre, was a two course, 10 station, 40 target sporting clays competition for 20 teams of five shooters – including a celebrity captain – with prizes going to the top team and top celebrity shooter. The event took place at Desert Hills Shooting Club in Las Vegas and benefits Wounded Warrior Project, The Folds of Honor Foundation and the Nellis Air Force Base Youth Programs.

About NRA Country
NRA Country is a celebration of American values.  Respect.  Honor.  Freedom.  It's a lifestyle and a bond between the country music community and hard-working Americans everywhere.  It's powered by pride, freedom, love of country, respect for the military, and the responsibilities of protecting the great American life.  We celebrate these values with concerts and other events that benefit gun safety programs for kids, youth hunting and education programs, efforts to support our armed services, and other worthy causes.  NRA Country will be involved in causes that defend our values and it will empower our artist friends who promote these values to encourage our next generation of leaders.  For more information and latest events, visit www.nracountry.com and follow NRA Country on twitter @nracountry2010.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 47th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.
 
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Photo credit: Ethan Miller/ Getty Images for ACM
Left to right: Chris Cox (NRA), Bob Romeo (ACM), Blake Shelton, Wayne LaPierre (NRA), Craig Morgan

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